Parent Infant Program – The River School

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

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 →

Water Play!

As the weather warms up, there will be many days you'll want to spend time at the pool, in the sprinklers, or even at the beach. You might be wondering about how to manage your child's hearing aids and/or cochlear... Continue Reading →

Books Featuring Children or Characters with Hearing Loss

Are you looking for books that feature children with hearing loss? Here are a few that we've heard about. If you know of any others please feel free to comment below and let us know!  Printed Books: A Birthday for... Continue Reading →

Reading Strategies

It's never too early to start reading books to your little ones, but where to start? It's not uncommon for parents to feel intimidated by the idea of reading to an infant or toddler, especially one with hearing loss. Below... Continue Reading →

Developing Early Speech

Does your child drop final sounds in their words? Does your child substitute sounds in words (‘doddy’ for ‘doggy’)? Is your child nonsensically babbling with a few real words here and there? If so, these are all a normal part... Continue Reading →

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