Early-years technology “awakens the imagination and fosters the cognitive development of young children”, while developing early literacy skills in children who may not have a language-rich home environment, according to Remake Learning, the blog of the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network. Read: How Early Years Innovators Are Changing The Tech Game Best of all, parents and caregivers
Deaf people do not live in a silent world without sound, as is often assumed. Music is present in everyone’s life and is enjoyed by all, no matter how they hear it. For some, the sound, tune and lyrics vary in volume and clarity, but rhythm pervades whether it is heard or felt (vibration or change
Dance mats with flashing lights were previously used to teach deaf and hard of hearing kids to dance, but sub-woofers, as used at Rochester School for Deaf Students in the US, are definitely a step into the future. Sub-woofers are typically used to enhance music in a dancing environment, but in this case are placed
Word-rich TV shows, online games and hands-on resources improve preschoolers’ literacy, a new study by the Corporation of Broadcasting in the United States has found. Media resources in the program improve literacy in kids aged 2 to 8. For this study, 400 students in up to 80 classes from 47 different centres were taught in
Sound Advice and Irish publishing house Special Stories, produced an exciting children’s book, “A Birthday for Ben”, which is about young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Get The “Ben” Book As An App (iOS) ITV Launches A Story-Book App (2012) News: ITV Animates “A Birthday For Ben” Sound Advice and Special Stories on TV3 “Birthday
Parents and teachers ask what group games suit deaf and hearing children, and whether any adaptions are needed to include everyone. The New Deafness Today’s infants gain spoken language with newborn hearing tests and infant education. Digital sound quality is unprecedented in today’s cochlear implants and hearing-aids. Infant verbal education prepares preschoolers to start with peer-level spoken language. Mixed Ability Groups Group
A parent has just asked what toys and games are best for deaf children. The answer is – exactly the same as for other children! All kids need fun, and if they learn at the same time, that’s a bonus. Deaf children are visual, so bright toys and murals will attract and hold their interest. Learning through
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