Makaton for Babies Overview

The Makaton for Babies programme aims to give both neuro-typical babies or at-risk babies an early start in developing a communication system.

As tutors we are constantly surprised at how easily babies pick up the signs and use them spontaneously at a very early age.

Long before babies start to speak they begin to use gestures, such as pointing, facial expressions and body language to express themselves. Using signs helps to develop those signs.

Using Makaton with babies takes away that frustration and enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them.