Tiny Tots provides a safe environment for parents to connect with other parents of babies and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Babies and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their parents
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
Length of sessions:
Maximum of 10
10am – 11:15am
185 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
About the group
Tiny Tots group sessions allow time for parents to connect and have a cup of tea while baby plays with a range of developmentally appropriate toys. The group also gather for music time with the Listening and Spoken Language Specialist who will guide families through a range of songs and rhymes. Families are provided with song and rhymes sheets to help them learn the words at home.
These sessions provide a safe environment for parents to connect with other parents of babies and young children recently diagnosed with a hearing loss.
Singing and music have many benefits for all children, but for babies, with hearing loss, the benefits are even greater. Song and rhyme help a baby’s brain make important connections for future learning. They form the foundations for language, literacy and mathematical learning.
Parents/caregivers are required to sign the attendance sheet each week and are encouraged to wear a name tag to help families learn each other’s names.
Parents are expected to be present during the Tiny Tots session. Staff and volunteers encourage parents to manage their children’s behaviour in a positive way.
End of session
Can:Do 4Kids values the support of parents and appreciate assistance in cleaning and putting away resources after each session.
Families are welcome to make a coffee or tea in the kitchen using safety coffee cups.
There are multiple funding options available. Speak to your therapist to find out the most suitable option for your child.
The group will be facilitated primarily by a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Speech Pathologist (with input from a Social Worker during some of the sessions.)