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Meet the Fitzgerald-Woolfe family

Spend the day with Dad Ramon, mum Louise, and their four children and watch as they use sign language to tackle homework and share a fantastic storytime together

Getting ready and using regional signs

When you're getting ready you can practice signing things that relate to what you're doing like the colour of the clothes your child is going to wear. This video also explains regional differences in the signs people use and how you can make sure you're using the right ones for where you live.

Using fingerspelling at breakfast

With so many different things on the table, breakfast is a fantastic time to learn new signs by spelling out items using fingerspelling.

Playing in the park and communicating at eye level

When telling your child important information, like road safety, getting down to their level will encourage them to focus on what you're saying. See how the Woolfe family do this on their way to the park. Try this yourself next time the family goes on a trip.

Getting your child's attention

Making sure your child is watching you when you speak will help them understand what is being said, even in distracting environments like a cafe. See how the Woolfe family use different techniques to get each other's attention while they're speaking.

Doing homework and using facial expressions

See how mum uses facial expressions to convey information about the homework exercise. Watch the video and use the tips at the end to help you when you try the activity at home.

Storytime and expressions

Watch how Dad brings the story to life and helps the kids follow the plot by using facial expressions and touch. Use the tips at the end of the video as a guide for your next storytime.