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parents and guardians seated at a large horse shoe arrangement of tables watching the Deaf instructor, who is teaching them how to sign a story.

The Shared Reading Program is designed to teach parents and care givers how to read to their deaf and hard of hearing children, using American Sign Language (ASL), and the 15 Principals. The tutors also provide strategies to share books most effectively.

A group of adults are sitting at a table in a classroom. They all have picture books open in front of them. A tutor is in front of them signing for them.

Instruction

Instruction is provided by experienced Deaf tutors and there is a new book book every month! This event is held in ASL, Spanish and English with interpretation available throughout. All printed materials are in both English and Spanish as well!

Sharing stories at home contributes to greater success in reading at school! For more information on this topic please visit clerccenter.gallaudet.edu

Food and Fun for Kids

Childcare and children’s activities are provided by our dedicated volunteers. Refreshments are served, including donations from Bagel Boy in Lawrence, MA and Starbucks in Haverhill, MA. Time is given for families to socialize and make connections. Every family goes home with a book and a DVD and the whole event is free!

Where and When

Shared Reading Saturday takes place one Saturday a month for two sessions, Spring and Fall, with a break for the summer and winter holidays. It is held on the Northern Essex Community College campus in Lawrence at 45 Franklin St. in the John R. Demetri Building. Registration and refreshments are held in the atrium.

Registration

Registration is open to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. If you’re interested in joining us (and we hope you are) please register in advance! You can register by clicking the link to the right. Members of our mailing list will receive an email reminder and invitation to register each month, as well as a sneak peak at the book!

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