Sign language can potentially benefit all children’s progress during the crucial early years of language acquisition when life-long foundations are being laid. Children with no additional needs can benefit; BSL is proving to be a valuable learning tool for children and encourages an inclusive environment.
Ideal for young children who are deaf or have special educational needs (SEN) in addition to all sign language learners and baby signers.
The 65 key-word vocabulary enables constructions in both British Sign Language (BSL) and Sign Supported English (SSE).
Contains signs for all gone, apple, avocado, baked beans, banana, biscuit, bread, broccoli, burger, cabbage, cake, carrot, cauliflower, cereal, cheese, cherry, chicken, chocolate, chips, crisps, cucumber, dinner, drink, dry, eat, egg, fish & chips, food, fruit, full, grapes, green beans, ham, hot, hot chocolate, hungry, ketchup, lettuce, meal, meat, melon, milk, more, mushroom, orange, pasta, pear, peas, pineapple, pizza, please, porridge, potato, red pepper, rice, salad, sandwich, sauce, sausages, snack, soup, strawberry, sweetcorn, thank you, thirsty, toast, tomato, vegetable, wash hands, water, yoghurt.
Includes: Basic Handshape Key and Fingerspelling Alphabet.
This is a wide-ranging topic and the contents are intended as a starter vocabulary of the basics that have appeal to young children. The colourful graphics are designed to encourage an interest in food and healthy eating and the mini topics give an introduction to the idea of food groups.
Food & drink signs have many regional variations and alternative versions. The contents within represent some of the most commonly used versions of signs that can currently be found but variations need to be checked with your local BSL community. Face to face contact with native sign language users is recommended as the best way to learn and also provides the opportunity to meet the adult role models invaluable to young signers.
Topics: Mealtimes, Fruit & Salad, Vegetables, Basics & Treats, Hot Favourites.
Additional pictorial graphics based on the Mulberry Symbols from www.straight-street.com with kind permission.
Supported by the Let’s Sign BSL Series of resources.
Also available on Kindle £3.99.