Nikki holt

This week’s interview is with Nikki Holt, finalist in the Best Use of Media category.

Nikki is one half of the team behind Makaton with Lucinda (Lucinda being the other!), a lovely blog posting a sign a day.

Hi I’m Nikki, mum to Lucinda! Lots of people think I’m Lucinda! 

Our blog Makaton with Lucinda is a video blog – is it a vlog?!?  Im not sure! 😂 We post a Makaton sign a day, sometimes a little song or a book to help raise awareness of Makaton, and of Down Syndrome. It’s based around daily short video clips of Lucinda showing a new sign, and showing how much her communication, her confidence and little personality is developing day by day.

The lovely thing about a video blog / vlog is that it really is a lovely way to be able to really see her progress.

Makaton for 'Video' As videos go this one does make me chuckle I must say! 😂 Just love her laugh! 💕#WeTalkMakaton #Makaton #MakatonWithLucinda #Video #Vlog #MakatonSigning #MakatonSigns #Communication #Inclusion #DownSyndromeAwarenesss #DownSyndrome #Advocate #MakeADifference #RaisingAwareness #ChangingPerceptions #WouldntChangeAThing

Posted by Makaton with Lucinda on Sunday, 26 July 2020
Nikki and Lucinda sharing the sign for ‘Video’

I’m not a tutor, but am working towards my options in this area. I have taken lots of Makaton courses, and am very passionate about it having seen first hand the benefits of it and how much it has helped Lucinda’s communication. 

I feel a bit of a fraud being nominated for a BAP award! I’m certainly not like other bloggers! I don’t have anything interesting to say really! But Lucinda’s personality shines through in each little video clip we make so luckily I get away with it! Not much to do with me being an awesome parent – this is her nomination through and through 💕. I’m so proud of her 💕

Nikki. Xxx


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