February 14 ~ Make Valentine-Shaped Origami at the KYRC

heart-shaped origami in various Valentine-print paper

Come learn to make Valentine-shaped origami on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Koch-Young Resource Center. The art of folding paper will be taught by Lanterman Parent Josephine Ko. Origami supplies will be provided. Reserve your space at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

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February 19 ~ Building Speech Skills ~ Strategies for Parents to Improve a Child’s Speech & Language

Building Speech Skills Feb 2013 flyer

Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center and Pasadena Child Development Associates present a a two-hour workshop for parents to learn how to promote their child’s speech skills on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lanterman.

Gain ideas you can incorporate in daily life and playtime with your child who is between the ages of birth to 5. Learn how to build off of your child’s interests and your family’s regular routine to motivate and support your child in finding his or her voice.

Contact the Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org for more information and to register. Reserve your space before Friday, February 15, 2013. NO CHILDREN PLEASE.

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February 26 ~ SCAT - Navigating the Special Needs System - English Course

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This course provides an overview of the regional center system, developing a partnership with your regional center, Lanterman values in action, and advocacy and the legislative process.

The four-week English course starts Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at BCR located at 230 East Amherst Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.

For more information and to register, contact Edward Perez at 213.252.4986 or eperez@lanterman.org.

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February 28 ~ It’s All About Dr. Seuss at Read Across America KYRC Storytime

Graphic of Dr. Seuss KYRC Feb 2013 Storytime flyer

Join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the KYRC Library at Lanterman.

Bring your children to read four of Dr. Seuss' amazing books and enjoy the arts and crafts afterward.

RSVP by February 27, 2013 at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

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February 22 and 25 ~ Winter/Spring Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age Start

Playgroups flyer for early 2013 sessions

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 lanand@lanterman.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.
at Lanterman

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)
at Lanterman

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