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Parent Infant Program – The River School

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

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language development

Reading Strategies

It’s never too early to start reading books to your little ones. Below are some tips for choosing books, as well as strategies for making the most of your reading time. CHOOSING THE BEST BOOKS New Language Learners Look for... Continue Reading →

Rephrase, Repeat, Expand!

Your child is beginning to use their words and tell you what they want—how exciting! Now is the time to foster your child’s development of language as they are gaining confidence in their voice. Here are some tips and tricks... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Jungle!

Before you know it, the weather will finally warm up and outdoor activities and trips will be easier to accomplish with your little one. Trips to the zoo are always a hit, but before you bring your child out to... Continue Reading →

The Art of Sabotage

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day and tricky little leprechauns, using sabotage can be a valuable strategy when expanding your child's expressive language skills. Here are some tips and tricks for using sabotage at home with your little ones.  What... 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 →

Valentine’s Day – “Feeling” the Love!

When you think of Valentine’s Day and how you show your love to your child, you might think of all the hugs and kisses you share. Children learn so much about the world around them through their sense of touch,... Continue Reading →

Let’s Pretend!

Did you know that by age one, children can begin to use their imagination to recreate what they have seen in their environment or come up with new ideas in their pretend play? Whether it involves gently soothing a baby... Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen!

Whether you are warming a bottle, filling a cup, or throwing something together for lunch or dinner, the kitchen provides you and your child with many opportunities for reinforcing language skills and exploring sounds. Here are a few ideas for... Continue Reading →

Getting Out the Winter Wiggles!

It isn’t fun being stuck indoors during the winter, especially when you have active little ones who want to be on the on the move! Sometimes it helps to think outside the box and find ways to make being inside... Continue Reading →

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