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February 1 ~ Lanterman Presents Give Kids a Smile Dental Event

Lanterman presents Give Kids a Smile dental event on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lanterman Regional Center located at 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

The event will feature:

- Dental Screenings by Pediatric Dental Specialists for Regional Center Clients Birth to 14
- Oral Health Education
- Dental Product Information
- Dental Referrals if Needed
- Dental Goody Bags/Care Kits
- Techniques for Preparing a Child for a Dental Visit
- Techniques for More Effective Oral Hygiene at Home
- Dental Health Resources, Including Options that Replace Healthy Families – LA Care, Health Net and Maternal Child Health Access

For more information, contact Lanterman’s dental coordinator, Leticia Reyes, at lreyes@lanterman.org or 213.252.5618.
  
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Give Kids a Smile is part of nationwide events coordinated through the American Dental Association.

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February 8 ~ Baby Play Days for Children Birth to 2 Years of Age

Baby Play Days Flyer 2013 Dates

Come and join the Koch-Young Resource Center  for a monthly play day for children birth to 2 years of age and their parents. Enjoy access to KYRC toys and play equipment, while getting to know other families.

The play days will be held on the second Friday of every month at Lanterman Regional Center:

- Friday, February 8, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Friday, March 8, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Friday, April 12, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Friday, May 10, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Friday, June 14, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact the KYRC at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org to advise of your attendace at the play days.

Program made possible by a contribution from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.

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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 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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