Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Christmas Makaton!


This week we have been feeling festive at nursery! We’ve put our tree up and the children have been excitedly talking about the coming season.
We have also been learning some Christmas makaton. The children pointed to the pictures of the flashcards and named them. They then copied the Makaton sign after being shown by an adult. The children worked really hard and learned very quickly which was brilliant!
This supports not only their memory skills but also their ability to remember actions and associate them with their meaning. Makaton supports children’s communication and language skills, it enables children to interact face to face and imitate having conversations.
Being able to communicate helps children to express themselves, including their likes and dislikes which leaves them feeling confident and independent. Makaton can ease any frustrations children may have and make them feel like their voice has been heard.
Lots of love,
Leigh and the team xxx

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday