Early Literacy

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Story telling + Music + Activities + Fun + Friends = Literacy Events!

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In-person Early Literacy Events are back! Virtual events are still happening!

The event schedule includes in-person events and virtual events.  The virtual events allow families across the state with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing to attend from a safe environment. In-person events follow state and local guidance to keep you safe.  All regional events have the great components that you love, such as:

  • Storytelling in ASL and Spoken English
  • Music and Movement
  • ASL Chant
  • Literacy Activities

 

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What is an Early Literacy Event?

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The Early Literacy events offered through the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Outreach Programs, are available to Colorado families with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing, birth through age five years old.  In-person events and literacy activities are offered in the following regions:

  • Northern Colorado
  • Denver Metro
  • Pikes Peak

Each Early Literacy event provides families with a rich literacy experience and strategies to promote their child’s language and literacy development.  Families actively participate in  a variety of activities which may include:

  • Story time presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with spoken English interpretation
  • Music and movement activities
  • Hands-on literacy activities
  • Take home literacy activities
  • Parent education focusing on a variety of topics
  • Time to meet and interact with other families who have children who are Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Opportunities to meet adults who are Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Opportunities to meet professionals serving families with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and its staff respect and value families’ communication choices.  Activities are presented using various modes of communication and are designed to encourage a child’s literacy skills.

Families with young children who are Deaf or hard of hearing between newborn and through age 5 are welcome to attend.

Virtual Literacy Events

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Under 3 years old

October 5th  Pumpkin Theme

November 2nd Nature & Science Theme

February 1st Daily Living Skills

April 5th Life Cycle

 

Ages 3 - 5 years old

October 5th Pumpkin Theme

November 2nd Nature & Science Theme

February 1st  Daily Living Skills

April 5th Life Cycle

In-Person Events

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Northern Colorado

September 18th @ Lee Martinez Farm

November 10th @ Inspiring Talkers

February 4th @ Gymstarz Elite

April 15th @ Platteville Fire Station

Pikes Peak

October 8th @ Wishing Star Farm

November 2nd @ Pikes Peak Library District: Library 21-C

February 8th @ East Library

April 19th @ Little Monkey Bizness

Denver Metro

September 17th @ Berry Patch Farm

October 28th @ Lakewood Library

February 11th @ Nature and Science Museum

April 14th @ Feel the Beat 

Community Events, Ages 0 to 8 years old

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November 9, 2022-ASL Storytime & Playgroup

December 14, 2022-ASL Storytime & Playgroup

December 4, 2022-Holiday Party,  Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, CO

Spring 2023 @ Denver Children's Museum-For Children Birth to Age 8

May 2023 @ South West Region - For Children Birth to Age 18

 

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We hope you join an event very soon!  

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