Early Literacy

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
  • Literacy Activities

 

Virtual Literacy Events

Ages 0 to 3 years old

Art Explosion

March 25, 2022

5 - 6 p.m.

 

Ages 3 - 5 years old

Art Explosion

March 10, 2022

5:45 - 7 p.m.

In-Person Events

North Denver and Northern Colorado Regions

April date and time to be determined

WOW! Museum

 

Pikes Peak Region

April 7, 2022

5:30 - 7 p.m.

location to be determined

South Denver

April 22, 2022

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

location to be determined

Community Events, Ages 0 to 8 years old

Winter

December 4, 2021 - in person event

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Bethany Lutheran Church 

 

December 7, 2021 - virtual event

6 pm - 7 pm

 

We hope you join an event very soon!  

Event information is distributed via Constant Contact.

Children gather around a drum with a teacher

What is an Early Literacy Event?

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
  • North Denver
  • Southeast Denver
  • 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.