LEAPing: 5-11 year olds
Venue: Most sessions take place at The Ear Foundation, but we do venture out on occassions, so please check the venue address before attending.
Who for: Primary aged children, in School Years 1 to 6, with a hearing loss.
Cost: £10 voluntary contribution
LEAPing is all about accelerating spoken language - primary age children are learning to be independent and to manage social situations in the classroom, on the playground and at community clubs. The focus is therefore on children nlearning from each other and the skilled professionals and volunteers who work with this group. Parents join a short session to learn about the purpose of the activity and are also provided with some strategies to try at home. Then they are free to spend time informally together or to leave and return to pick up their child at the end of the activity.
Another difference of LEAPing is that the activities are held in different locations, some at The Ear Foundation and some offsite. This provides the children opportunities to explore, expand their knowledge and skills and increase their experiences all while having fun, building confidence, competence and independence!
But it doesn't end there - when your child is aged 8 years and older, there is the opportunity to go on The Tweens Outdoor Activity Challenge weekend in Derbyshire. It's purposefully designed to be lots of fun with lots of care and kindness. For several children this might be their first time away from home without parents, so there is high staffing levels and lots of small group time to create a positive weekend where they can try activities and be with friends old and new.
Saturday 22 June: Colwick Adventure Park
Saturday 14 September: Dance Workshop (At The Ear Foundation)
Friday 4 October: Rollerskating & Pizza Evening (Skateland)
Saturday 9 November: Arts and Crafts (At The Ear Foundation)
Saturday 7 December: Cinema and Fuddle (TBC)
If you would like to reserve a place or would like further information please call/ text us on 07852 358 369 or you can email Rachel
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