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BSL family sessions at the Horniman Museum on Saturday 7th May

The Horniman Museum are celebrating International Dawn Chorus Day with a number of different events aimed at families on Saturday 7thMay.  Our popular ‘Hands On’ and ‘Art Makers’ family sessions will also be interpreted into BSL on this day to mark the end of Deaf Awareness Week.

Hands On Flying allows families to touch and explore objects from our Natural History collection.  Come along and find out which animals can fly and which can’t  – you may just be surprised! These sessions are free and open to families with children aged 3+, tickets are available from the chalkboard in front of the Information Desk 30 minutes before the start of each session.

Session times:

 11.45 am & 1.00 pm

In our Art Makers sessions, we will be making some Bouncing Birds – you’ll decorate a beautiful bird with folded wings which can bounce up and down on elastic.  These sessions carry a charge of £3 per child. 

Session times:

 1.30 pm & 2.45 pm

More details here:


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Storytelling and Music sessions for 0-4 years old (BSL Session)

Date: 10 May at 11:30AM

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Seasoned storytellers Paul Rubinstein, Olivia Armstrong and Becky Dixon deliver a series of sessions for babies and toddlers, aiming to engage and encourage interaction between parents/carers and their little ones using musical instruments, singing, movement and stories.

We will be running a BSL signed session for deaf and hearing-impaired children on 10 May at 11.30am. Book tickets on 020 7589 8212 or online using your promo code.

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Report on the DPDC Halloween Event in Wolverhampton!

On the Saturday the 27th October Nikki Beech and her staff from Zebra worked very hard to produce a great success of our latest DPDC event, which was sponsored by both Zebra Uno and Remark! Community.

The children’s event was Halloween themed activity day at a lovely venue called Bantock House in Wolverhampton for all the 25 children who attended with the volunteers from Zebra Uno.  The children were greeted by tables with different activities such as making your own ghost puppet, face painting, sticky clay making, drawing scary faces and other ghostly activities.

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Halloween Event – Saturday 27th October – Arts & crafts, BSL storytelling and parents workshop!

Deaf Parents Deaf Children will have FREE Halloween Crafts and Storytelling in BSL for children. Workshops for Deaf parents on topics relating to Deaf children also available.

Activities include: Arts and Crafts, BSL storytelling, Goody bags… and more!
When? Saturday 27th October 2012
Where? Bantock House Museum, Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ
Time? 9.30am – 4.30pm

This event has limited spaces so please request an application form by e-mailing

Places will be decided on a first come first serve basis!

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Welcome to the new Deaf Parents Deaf Children website!

Deaf Parents Deaf Children is a group for deaf parents with deaf children all over the UK. We aim to show a positive view of deafness, to show what deaf people can achieve and to give deaf parents an equal voice in what happens to their deaf children.  It is also important that children’s rights to exist as deaf individuals are protected as they cannot yet represent or make decisions for themselves.  We also aim to inspire hearing parents of deaf children and support them on their journey!

There is no other organisation that specifically caters for deaf parents with deaf children in the UK, hence the need for this group.

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Enabling communication is vital in families of deaf children

Written by Charlie Swinbourne/, Sunday 15 January 2012 13.59 GMT

Families need to learn to sign for the sake of their deaf children – yet they are often denied the chance

Charlie Swinbourne’s daughter learns to sign Photograph: Charlie Swinbourne

In the last few weeks, a video of a deaf mother and her two year-old daughter Ava having a dinner conversation in British Sign Language (BSL) has gone viral. It has been tweeted, shared and blogged to the extent that the clip now has more than 150,000 views online. The video shows the level of understanding and communication that a child using sign language can reach when they have access to language from an early age.

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Deaf Parents Deaf Children launch event


On Saturday the 11th December 2010 15 Deaf families from all over England came to Deaf Parents Deaf Children’s inaugural event, funded by Remark! Community, at Crash, Bang, Wallop in Walsall – and what a fantastic day it was!

All 32 children dashed off to the soft play zones with our four fabulous volunteers Marcella Stratton, Sarah Ainsworth, Indie Johal and Hattie Bowden looking after them.

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