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The Makaton Charity
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Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate. Makaton is used by children and adults with learning or communication difficulties.
Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate. Makaton is used by children and adults with learning or communication difficulties.

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One of our brilliant trustees is running the London marathon dressed as Mr Tumble to raise money for The Makaton Charity! Please support him if you can... www.makaton.org/aboutUs/charityNews/running-london-marathon-as-mr-tumble

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Marwell Zoo near Winchester has become the first zoo to gain a Makaton Friendly award... 

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Here’s a fabulous new resource for you to enjoy together with young children. We are delighted to have been working with Julia Donaldson, author of such best-selling books as the Gruffalo, Room on a Broom and Monkey Puzzle.  Julia has been learning Makaton and has recorded a video of the Monkey Puzzle Song with Makaton. 

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"Makaton is such a gift.  A gift to feel heard, understood, valued, important, to enable everyone to become themselves. Give Makaton a try, find a training course, and encourage all people who come into contact with your child to take part too..." 

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Little Learners is a Makaton Friendly pre-school in Penzance. Two years ago, they started to promote the use of Makaton: their vision was to teach all their children a core level of signing which could enable both their own communication and with others they would meet... 

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Michael Barnett, who ran the London Marathon dressed as Mr Tumble, has raised, with your help, a massive £19,000!

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Get ready for next week’s General Election with our line drawings of signs about elections, and our Voting at the Polling Station booklet. Both resources are free to download from our website... 

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"A week to go now and I am starting to feel nervous and excited.  Nervous about whether the amount of training has been sufficient and excited because, well…. you don't get to run the London Marathon dressed as Mr Tumble every day of the week!" Read Michael's latest blog... https://www.makaton.org/aboutUs/charityNews/mr-tumble-parkrun

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Check out the Makaton Folk performance of twelve songs with Makaton signing at a 'relaxed' concert during Folk Weekend Oxford this Saturday (18th April)... 
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