Learning British sign language with Flashsticks

A quick and easy way to learn British Sign Language 


 
When I was in Primary 4 or 5 we learnt to sign the alphabet at school and to this day I can remember how to do it but until now, despite being hugely interested in British Sign Language, I have never looked any further into learning the language so when I was given the opportunity to become a FlashStick Blogger I jumped at the chance.

To help me learn British Sign Language I was sent a Starter Pack containing 100 unique words printed on individual Post-It notes which you can stick around your home or office to help you learn different signs for different situations.

As well as the Post-It notes you also get access to a free app which has a video tutor on it so you can make sure you are doing the actions correct (or pronunciations if you have chosen a vocal language).

I am working my way though the beginner level of British Sign Language which is suitable for adult and child learners and fits into key stage 1-2.

What I particularly love about this program is that you don't have to sit down and study for hours, with books and pens. Instead you have sticky post-it notes that you can put around the home to help you learn one or two words at a time.

Another bonus is that this is helpful for teaching M another language too. Actions and gestures are some of the first ways that children communicate and I definitely realise that M picks up signs so much faster than words - which of course means we sign wind the bobbin up all day long (no I am not complaining AT ALL). This means that she can join in to and make communicating so much easier than before.

Part of me regrets not doing this sooner, from birth with M, as she would be so much more fluent that now but you are never too late to learn and it will mean I can use it with Button when he or she is born in September time.

The beginner pack covers 100 words and each post-it note has the word, an image and a written description on how to sign the word you want to learn.

The iPhone app works wonders (although the first time I tried it would not load which is ost probably down to my internet than the app). It is reassuring to watch each word being signed at least once so you can get a real idea on whether you are doing it right or not.

We were sent this packet of Flashsticks for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine and mine alone. 

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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