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.
Program made possible by a contribution from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.
Upcoming playgroup sessions are as follows:
Spring/Summer Thursday Morning Session
Thursdays, May 23 and 30, and June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Register online for Thursday morning (preferred method)
Spring/Summer Friday Afternoon Session
Fridays, May 24 and 31, and June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Register online for Friday afternoon (preferred method)
For more information on the sessions, and to register, contact Toy Program Coordinator Lisa Anand at 213.252.8348 or email@example.com.
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