Parent Infant Program – The River School

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

Summer Fun!

With summer quickly approaching many families are wondering what to do to stay busy with their little ones, or how to embed listening and spoken language strategies into their busy summer schedules. Here are some ideas to get you started!... 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 →

The Art of Sabotage

Using sabotage can be a valuable strategy for expanding your child's expressive language skills. What is sabotage exactly? Here is some more info on the art of sabotage and some tips and tricks for using sabotage at home with your little... Continue Reading →

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 →

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