At Out of the Ark Music we believe that singing can and should be inclusive. With that in mind, we have worked closely with Singing Hands to produce Makaton-signing videos for five of our popular songs.
We asked our friends at Singing Hands, Suzanne Miell-Ingram and Tracy Upton (who were recently awarded with MBEs!), to explain a little bit about what Makaton signing is and why it is useful to use alongside songs:

"Using Makaton with songs transforms singing into a multisensory learning experience, as the signs turn the lyrics into a visual performance, not just an auditory one. It is a hugely enjoyable way to include children who need to use signing for communication as the whole class, year group or school can join in too. Using Makaton with singing is a child-centred way to use and learn language, and makes learning fun."
Five Little Elves
Taken from My World: It’s Christmas!
Child In A Manger Born
Taken from Songs For EVERY Christmas
Harvest Samba
Taken from Songs For EVERY Occasion
Hello, Hello
Taken from The Niki Davies Book Of Songs For Autumn & Winter
Wake Up!
Taken from Songs For EVERY Assembly
Can I Help You?
Taken from My World: People Who Help Us
Give A Little Smile
Taken from The Niki Davies Calendar Of Songs
Goodbye
Taken from The Niki Davies Book Of Everyday Songs
Just Sing!
Taken from Songs For EVERY Singing School
When It’s A Sunny Day
Taken from Songs For EVERY Occasion
If I Were A Minibeast
Taken from My World: Minibeasts
With special thanks to our friends at Singing Hands