Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups typically runs for six weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group.
Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between 2 and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.
For more information and to register for one of the sessions, contact Toy Program Coordinator Lisa Anand at 213.252.8348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program made possible by a contribution from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.
Upcoming playgroup sessions are as follows:
Winter/Spring Morning Session
Mondays, February 25 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 1, 2013
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Winter/Spring Afternoon Session
Fridays, February 22 and March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013 (March 8th date pending, may be canceled due to instructor conflict that day only, attendees will be advised at first group of exact schedule)
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (depending on interest, group may be broken into two afternoon groups, in that case, first group would start at 1 p.m. and second group would start at 2 p.m., call or e-mail for more information regarding time)
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