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Parent Infant Program – The River School

For parents and their young children (birth – three) with hearing loss

Sights and Sounds of the Season

'Tis the season where your child will experience so many new sights, sounds and even smells! Here are ways to use these new experiences to develop their language and listening skills: What do you SEE? Activity: Take down a strand... Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Giving

With the holidays approaching, you may be wondering what gifts to get your little one or ideas to share with family members. Here are some of our favorites!  Personalized Books: Curious about the book featured at the top of this... Continue Reading →

Noisy Toy List

There are some toys out there that are so noisy that they can cause additional hearing loss or can be painful for your little one to hear. Check out the Sight & Hearing Association's Noisy Toys List 2020 shown below. It lists popular... Continue Reading →

1, 2, 3 Build With Me!

Building with blocks and other building toys can be a fun activity for children of all ages. Here are a few ways to explore blocks and other building toys with your child while supporting the growth of their listening and... Continue Reading →

Halloween Fun!

Halloween Fingerplay Rhythm, rhyme, and repetition are the 3 Rs of early phonological development, foundational skills for early literacy development. Stories, songs and fingerplays are great ways to expose your child to all 3. Try out this classic halloween finger... Continue Reading →

Mmm…that’s Yummy!

Mealtimes are a wonderful time for language exposure and interaction with your child. Though they can be a chaotic part of your day, finding simple ways to focus on language development during mealtime can be a great bonding experience between... Continue Reading →

Scrub a Dub Dub – It’s Bath Time!

Bath time is an important routine for you and your little one. There are lots of ways to incorporate language learning strategies during this routine. Read below for some fun ideas as well as tips for children who wear listening... Continue Reading →

Reinventing Routines as Language Opportunities

There are many different routines that you do with your family on a weekly (or even daily) basis. Finding artful ways to turn your routines into language and listening activities can add intentional learning time without adding more to your... Continue Reading →

SHAKE, RING, BANG! Developing Music Appreciation!

Many parents of young children with hearing loss  wonder whether or not their child will be able to fully appreciate music. While for some the appreciation comes sooner than others, music remains an excellent way to promote listening and language... Continue Reading →

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