Listen and Talk is thrilled to have received a generous grant from United Way of King County (Washington) to help us initiate providing music and movement classes right in the communities within which the families we serve, live, instead of asking families to drive to our facility in Seattle. With your support we can extend those classes to the families who live in service areas outside of King County.
We know that babies learn to talk by listening to the voices of family members and caregivers from the time they are born. Music is a critical tool to help them learn to listen. At these new Music and Movement classes, providers will help families understand the process of listening and talking in a natural, playful way, through music. With supported practice, a family will learn to help their child respond to and interpret sounds, building a foundation upon which spoken language and learning will grow. In addition, funding would be used to expand the types of music and materials used in the class to better represent the diversity of the family cultures and backgrounds.
Thank you for your support. These classes will help us strengthen the bonds between child and caregiver.... and strengthen the bond across families living in the same community!
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