Communication

 
Below is a document you can download with grids of core communication symbols.
 
Signs of the Week
Toy: Make letter shape "T"; formation circles out to supporting side once. 

Teddy: Crossed arms, working arm in front, hands at opposite shoulders, mime cuddling soft toy. Use to precede appropriate sign for any soft toy. 

Doll: Mime cradling doll with working arm in front. 

Ball: Flat hands (palms down, pointing forward) move round to show shape of ball, finishing palms up. Size of circle shows relative size of ball. Bubbles: Working bunched hand (palm in, pointing up) by side of mouth, moves forwards/up while fingers open wide and close. 

Car: Full "O" hands (palms in, pointing forward) mime steering. 

Train: Working closed hand (palm in, pointing forward) moves in small forward circles. More: Working flat hand (palm up, pointing forward) moves and turns over onto supporting full "C" hand (palm in, pointing forward). 

Stop: Working flat hand (palm forward, pointing up) is held in front of working side of body. 

Again: Working "V" hand (palm in, pointing forward) drops down from wrist.
Worm: Working index hand (palm down, pointing forward) finger flexes while hand moves forwards.
 
Butterfly: Crossed flat hands (palms back, pointing in/up) working hand in front and thumbs linked, flap to imitate wings. Fingers do not separate.
 
Bird: Working pinched hand (palm forward, pointing up) by side of mouth, opens and closes like a bird's beak.
 
Ladybird: Make letter shape "L"; then working bent "V" hand (palm forward, pointing up) moves forwards, fingers waggling alternately.
 
Squirrel: Working, loosely clawed, hand (palm in, pointing down) moves up and out to show shape of tail from hip.
 
Bee: Working loosely bunched hand (palm forward, pointing up) fingers wriggling.
Sitting Room: Flat hands (palms down, pointing in) working hand on top, make short sharp downward movement; then bent index hands (palms down, pointing forward) trace square shape.
 
Bathroom: Mime bathing eg: rubbing arms etc.; then bent index hands (palms down, pointing forward) trace square shape.
 
Kitchen: Supporting arm bent as though holding mixing bowl on hip; working fist moves in outward circle to mime stirring cake mix; then bent index hands (palms down, pointing forward) trace square shape.
 
Bedroom: Flat hands, palms together, support head; then bent index hands (palms down, pointing forward) trace square shape.
 
Garden: Working flat hand (palm down, pointing in) makes inward circle; then working bunched hand (palm back, pointing up) held under the nose waves from side to side.
Hot: Working flat hand (palm back, pointing in) moves across forehead to working side.
 
Sun: Working index hand (palm down, pointing forward) makes large outward circle by side of head.
 
Sunhat: Working index hand (palm down, pointing forward) makes large outward circle by side of head; then bunched hands mime pulling hat on to head.
 
Suncream: Working index hand (palm down, pointing forward) makes large outward circle by side of head; then supporting cupped hand (palm up, pointing forward); then working bent hand (palm out, pointing forward) closes thumb onto fingers over supporting palm.
 
Sunglasses: Working index hand (palm down, pointing forward) makes large outward circle by side of head; then index hands (palms back, pointing up) circle inwards around eyes once.
 
Sandals: Supporting flat hand (palm down, pointing forward); tips of working open pinched hand pull across back of supporting hand twice to show straps.