INTEGRATIVE & INCLUSIVE ARTS CLASSES

LITERACY AND LISTENING (For ages 5 - 8 yrs): 
Mondays 3:30-4:30pm or Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm

This small group targets specific skills needed to improve important reading and writing skills for early elementary school students. Students will receive a combination of direct one on one help while also participating in arts integrative small group work. 
Facilitated by Gianna Cioffi, MS ED.

FINE MOTOR FUN (For ages 3 - 5 yrs):
Mondays 5:15-6:15pm

Concerned about your child’s fine motor development? Come join our Fine Motor Fun Group, where each week fine motor and pre-writing milestones will be addressed in an exciting multi-sensory approach at our indoor sensory gym. Children will learn to use posture, balance, control, movement, perception, memory, and coordination to develop good pre-writing habits from the very start. Remember parents, early intervention is key to significant improvements, and poor writing habits are easy to form, and very hard to outgrow or fix. Please come take advantage of our program to make sure your child reaches their full potential!
Facilitated by Jamie Bornstein, MS, OTR/L & Gianna Cioffi, MS ED.

SOCIAL SHAKESPEARE (For ages 7 - 12 yrs):
Mondays 6:15-7:15pm

Shakespeare is for everyone! Students will engage with advanced plots, complex characters, and critical thinking all while performing their own interpretations of the great playwright’s work. This program is fantastic for students working on articulation, vocabulary building, narrative skills, turn taking, and problem solving. Children who participate will have time to explore and develop their emotions through the lens of Shakespeare’s characters and plots.
Facilitated by Anne Freilich, MS CCC SLP & Gianna Cioffi, MS, ED.

TODDLER SENSORY EXPLORATION (For ages 18 mo - 3 yrs):
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am

From birth to early childhood, children use their senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. They do this by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving, and hearing. In this toddler group, opportunities will be provided for children to actively use their senses as they explore through sensory play, creating stronger and positive connections to help their brains process and respond to a variety of sensory information. This group will also benefit children with sensory aversions, anxiety, social interaction skills, problem solving, language development, and fine motor growth. Come explore with us!
Facilitated by Jamie Bornstein, MS, OTR/L.

HANDWRITING CLUB (For ages 5 - 8 yrs):
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Let’s make writing fun again! Come join the Handwriting Club, where your child will engage in an interactive group working to develop greater hand control and coordination as well as improved letter formation, sizing, and spacing. Each week our highly skilled occupational therapy team will utilize a developmentally based curriculum (featuring the Handwriting Without Tears program components) and a multi-sensory approach to motivate your child and increase their self-confidence and pride in their writing skills.
Facilitated by Jamie Bornstein MS, OTR/L.

DEBATE CLUB (For ages 7 - 10 yrs):
Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm

Learners in this program will engage in strategic planning and problem solving by participating and developing their pragmatic functional skills and defending their positions and strategies.
Facilitated by Anne Freilich, MS, CCC SLP.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT (For ages 2 - 5 yrs):
Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm

Expand your child’s mind through the joy of music and movement. Children who participate in this class will be exposed to songs, movement and stories from all around the world-- all while developing important language and social skills. Caregivers and parents are welcome to come and sing along with us!
Facilitated by Gianna Cioffi, MS ED.

LITERACY AND LISTENING (For ages 5 - 8 yrs): 
Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm or Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm

This small group targets specific skills needed to improve important reading and writing skills for early elementary school students. Students will receive a combination of direct one on one help while also participating in arts integrative small group work.  
Facilitated by Gianna Cioffi, MS ED.

INTERACT THEATRE AND THERAPY LAB ENSEMBLE (For ages 6 - 10 yrs):
Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm

Your child will become part of their own theatre ensemble! Our inclusive program is offered for all ages and abilities. Participants will be placed in age and ability-matched groups for weekly sessions. Classes are for children ages 6-10 years old.  All educational materials are included.
Facilitated by Heather Boerner, MA, CCC SLP & Gianna Cioffi, MS ED.

STORYBOOK SOCIAL THEATRE (For ages 4 - 7 yrs):
Saturdays 3:30- 4:30

Our sessions will encourage young learners to be active participants in recreating and interpreting classic stories from across different genres and cultures. They will be exposed to a variety of characters, plots and themes. Each week, children will engage in theatre and various arts-based activities that have been selected to target pragmatic language as well as the development of social emotional learning skills.
Facilitated by Anne Freilich, MS, CCC SLP & Gianna Cioffi, MS ED.

SOCIAL SATURDAYS (For ages 4 yrs & up!):
Monthly starting in October

Come and put those social skills to the test!  Each trip will explore a different culture or art experiences in New York City for young people. Families welcome! Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Children participating without an adult must register with a permission slip and liability waiver.
Facilitated by Anne Freilich, MS, CCC SLP & Gianna Cioffi, MS ED.
Click here to download Social Saturdays flyer!

Monthly Parent Workshops To Be Announced Soon!

Download details & information flyer here!

 

IMPORTANT FALL 2019 SESSION DATE INFORMATION

  

  • Speech & Social Group Sessions Run September 9 - December 20
  • Saturday Group Sessions Run September 21 – December 21
  • Fine Motor Group Sessions Run October 21 - December 20
  • NO CLASSESColumbus Day, October 14 &Thanksgiving Break, November 28- 30

 

DISCOUNTS

  

Early Bird Special: $100 off total cost of semester class when you sign up by September 1st
Sibling Discount: $50 off total cost of the 2nd siblings’ class when you sign up first sibling

  

 

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER

 

Email info@chattychild.com

With Subject:  InterAct Fall Classes, Group Name & Day

Please include your child’s name and age in your email

Click here for more information about InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab!

Great educational & socialization opportunity for home-schooled children.