A parent-toddler group focused on listening, language, learning and fun!

Wiggle & Giggle.
WPSD is proud to present a parent & toddler group for children, age 12-35 months, who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  During weekly sessions, parents/guardians will have the opportunity to participate in learning activities WITH their toddler.  They will dance, sing, and laugh together as they learn silly rhymes and perform rhythmic movements geared toward toddlers who are still learning to listen.

Move & Groove.
As a natural memory booster, music is one of the best approaches for learning during the childhood years.  Song lyrics teach academic concepts such as the alphabet, counting and days of the week.  Song repetition is an excellent way to practice phonological sounds, rhyming words, pacing and tempo, which are all important skills when learning to speak and read.

Listen & Learn.
Our parent & child toddler group will incorporate thematic activities into each lesson.  Activities will foster early language, literacy and listening skills and will promote cognitive and motor development.  Each session will include some parent-only time when experts in the field of Deaf Education will share tips and strategies to use at home.

Who? — For Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HH) children, ages 12 – 35 months, and their families and D/HH adults with hearing children.
When? —  February 4th to April 23.  Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where? — Children’s Center at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Cost? — Registration fee $20.   THE SPRING SESSION IS NOW CLOSED!  We look forward to seeing you at the next session of Discovery Days! 

Please note:  There are only 15 openings for this program.  Priority registration will be given to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families and to Deaf or Hard of Hearing adults with hearing children.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ms. Martha Hutchinson at mhutchinson@wpsd.org at The Children’s Center.

Discovery Days is offered through the Choices for Children program, which is guided by the principle that ALL families should be able to make positive, informed choices.  Choosing the right communication enables families to connect with each other in a meaningful way that promotes parent-child bonding.  Every child is different.  Every family has different needs.  With the Choices for Children program, your child’s success is our passion.

Carrie Rain, Director
Center for Early Childhood Programs
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218

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