Deaf Mentors and RTYDK Instructors visit Ohana Time

On Sunday April 29, 2019 we hosted another fun Ohana Time event at the CSC. This
time, we brought in some of our amazing Deaf Mentors and Read to Your Keiki
Instructors. We had one family and one professional join, and it was absolutely

We began our evening with snacks and socializing then jumped in to the fun. First,
Galinda demonstrated what happens during a shared reading visit by reading
Cookie’s Week. It was fun, interactive and educational. Shared reading principles
make book sharing effective and gives young ones a head start in communication
and literacy. After enjoying some shared reading fun, Linda lead the group in a
lesson from her popular Baby Signs class in order to demonstrate how to use
everyday situations to enhance communication with babies and toddlers. Both
mother and child really enjoyed the hands on experience. Finally, we ended our
evening with Olivia explaining the benefits of reading and early communication and
answering questions. Overall, it was an amazing evening. We would love more
families to join in future events.

We have posted pictures and videos from this event on our Facebook page. Go
check it out. You can, also, visit our website and click on the new “Ohana” tab to see
our calendar, get resources and sign up for programs. Kim Duncan, our Early
Intervention Specialist, can be reached at