Part 3 – Waiting for Daddy – Rose’s Story

Here is the next part to our story in KWS – Key Word signing

“At other times daddy is a long way away in Australia”. By now you should be comfortable with the sign for Daddy. It is the F sign in Auslan done twice. And we now have a sign for Australia. This is definitely a great sign to learn and get your students learning.

“Sometimes I get scared and sleep in mummy’s bed just in case she gets scared too”

The word “scared” you need to show the emotion. This will be fun to try with your students. Though I had to do it a few times because I crack up laughing, as you might do too (because it’s fun).

Did you know the sign for mummy and mum and mother has two signs? The one in the video is one of the signs. Or you can do the letter “m” twice as can be seen in sign bank.

The suggestion is that you pick one or two signs you want to focus on with your children. The variety of Key Word Signs (using Auslan signs) are given for you to select the ones you like.

So which is your favourite sign this week?


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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