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 5 Pumpkin Theme

Virtual Early Literacy Event

Virtual Early Literacy Event-Spanish

November 2 Nature & Science Theme

 

 

Ages 3 - 5 years old

October 5 Pumpkin Theme

Virtual Early Literacy Event

Virtual Early Literacy Event-Spanish

November 2 Nature & Science Theme

 

In-Person Events

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Northern Colorado

September 18 @ Lee Martinez Farm

November 10 @ location TBD

 

Pikes Peak

October 8 @ Wishing Star Farm

Early Literacy Event

Early Literacy Event-Spanish

November 2 @ location TBD

Denver Metro

September 17 @ Berry Patch Farm

October 28 @ location TBD

Community Events, Ages 0 to 8 years old

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December 2022-Holiday Party, Location @ TBD

May 2023-Children Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

 

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We hope you join an event very soon!  

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