Activities and Resources
The Ear Foundation's Family Programme provides activities for deaf children, young adults and their families providing opportunites to get together, and learn about hearing technologies throughout the year.
There are a wide range of activities which should appeal to the whole age range, including adults and teenagers.
Please click below on the age range you are interested in, within each age group we have recommended some resources that you can use with your child at home:
Stay and Play (Ages 0-2 years old)
NEW fun sessions with your deaf baby, toddler or pre-schooler, where you will have the chance to play, meet other families and develop your child's listening.
Ready Steady Go (Ages 2 - 5 years old)
Interactive sessions for you and your pre-schooler around communication, music and listening skills.
LEAPing (Ages 5 to 11 years old)
These sessions are delivered by our Speech and Language Therapists and Teachers of the Deaf for your primary aged deaf child.
LEAPing on with Language (Resource and Training Package)
In collaboration with Cochlear Europe we have produced a great resource for parents and classroom teachers. This resource provides practical strategies to accelerate your child's spoken language learning.
Teenz (Ages 11 to 18 years old)
These sessions provide opportunities for young deaf teenagers to get together, build friendships and share the unqiue experiences they have with other teenagers. As part of the Teenz programme we run two summer residentials each year, please click on the link for further information:
For further information about our Family Programme, or you would like to reserve a place at any of our family events, please contact Rachel or you can call us on 0115 942 1985.