Part 1 – Waiting for Daddy – Rose’s Story

Part one – Waiting For Daddy

Excited to be sharing the first part in a series of videos. Rose’s story – Waiting for Daddy – is told in Key Word Sign style. Key Word Sign is used to encourage and support language development in children and adults with communication difficulties.

I’d like to gratefully acknowledge acknowledge the Deaf community for the use of Auslan signs.

Key word signing uses Auslan signs. Auslan is the native language of the Australian Deaf community (Australian Sign Language).

We decided to share the story as parts so that you can enjoy practicing the different signs with your students and families.

One of the interesting things with sign language is beautifully describes functions, features, and helps communicate information clearly in context. For example, airport, airplane, flying is all done in one beautiful movement.

Behind the scenes creating video

I think my favorite sign is envelope and posting. I wonder what your favorite sign is? Please feel free to share and tell us.

And of course if you have feedback, we’d love to hear from you always. Cheers, Massiel.


Massiel Barros-Torning
I studied signed English, and then moved onto Auslan in my 20s. Last year was inspired by the amount of early childhood teachers attending a refresher course in our community for Auslan run by a local Deaf Teacher. I’m a teacher and facilitator involved in ICT Education, as well as areas involving music, language, Spanish, HSIE (society and culture). Some days I feel like the grown-up version of my inner child. Because I enjoy learning through play. And as a lifelong learner I hope to play for a very long time.

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