After my daughter was identified as dyslexic, I wondered if there were any books that she should or could read? Dr. Sally Shaywitz,
Dr. Sally Shaywitz, author of Overcoming Dyslexia, has put together a list of the best books for Dyslexic kids to read. She advises using www.booksinprint.com to find out a book’s difficulty level.
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Easy Reader Books for Dyslexic Kids to Read
Picture Books with Rhymes/Pattern/Repetition
Louella Mae, She’s Run Away!, Karen Beaumont Alarcon (New York: Holt 1997)
Transitional Chapter Books
Magazines are also a wonderful choice because they have small snippets of reading on interesting and current event topics. It is also exciting for your child to anticipate the arrival each month.
Sports Illustrated for Kids -ages 8-15
One thing I realized after finding this list was that it was by no accident that my dear Soph seemed to love Dr. Seuss books. I had been advised to not let Dr. Seuss books be the bulk of her reading choices because they were too easy. Now I realize how important that rhyming, sing-song verse of Dr. Seuss really was! And as a Dr. Seuss fan, I couldn’t help but chuckle.
Do you have any favorite books you love to read to your child? Please comment below!