The Makaton Charity
This is a recently received newsletter, that I thought might be of interest to some. I don't think the links wil work, so if you want to pursue any of these things, look at the website.
Happy New Year from everyone at The Makaton Charity! We have lots of exciting news for you including information about the national year for communication, new Living with Makaton stories and information about the latest Something Special DVD. Keep reading to find out more...
Hello to the national year of communication
Hello is the national year of communication to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills. The campaign is run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of over 35 leading voluntary sector organisations including The Makaton Charity. Click on the following link to learn more and find out how you can get involved.
›› 2011 National Year of Communication
Where Are You Now Mr Tumble?
This is the second DVD in the Something Special Out and About Series. In these eight new episodes Mr Tumble sends Justin and his friends out to find three special things. While back in the house, Mr Tumble is up to his usual tricks as he plays with his cousin Cool Tumble, looks after a little dog and explores the local village.
›› Where Are You Now Mr Tumble? £7.99
A new catalogue of Makaton resources is now available. The catalogue contains some new resources such as the People: Work and Leisure signs and symbols books, new collections of vocabulary for computer use and My First Makaton Symbols and Signs Book 3. We have also been able to reduce some of our prices, so do have a look!
›› Makaton resources
Living with Makaton
We have two new additions to Living with Makaton. The families of Jamie and Tia explain how using Makaton to communicate has really made a difference to their lives.
We receive amazing feedback from people who say that being able to read about other people's experiences has really helped and encouraged them. If you would like to share your story with others, do let us know.
›› Living with Makaton
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011!