News Release

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

Read With The Experts

“Growing Language Through Books”
PROGRAM DEMONSTRATES HOW TO USE BOOKS TO DEVELOP CHILDREN’S SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SKILLS

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters will conduct a free reading time workshop for parents and their children, infants to 8 years old, November 15, 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the Newport News Barnes & Noble, 12170 Jefferson Ave. The highly popular hands-on, interactive program, titled “Read with the Experts – Growing Language Through Books,” will be presented by CHKD speech-language pathologists and will demonstrate how parents can use books to develop their child’s reading, writing and language skills. The program will include:
  • 10:30-11 a.m. – Parents learn how to focus on their child’s speech and language goals as CHKD speech-language pathologists read from some of their favorite children’s books.
  • 11-11:30 a.m. – Children are organized into age-appropriate groups for a reading of a children’s book by one of the CHKD specialists.
  • 11:30-11:45 a.m. – Ask-the-expert question and answer time for parents.
  • For more information, call (757) 668-7402, or register online.