We LOVE practicing our literacy skills through the science of reading! Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to cuddle up and read with your little one. Here are some of our favorite dyslexia-friendly books and items that you can gift your sweet little valentine this year.
Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Love by Kimberly & James Dean
Learn all the tips from a “cool cat” on how to spread the love! This little read features some groovy words from the heart, with all of Pete’s favorite famous quotes about self-love, pursuing your passions, doing what makes you happy and friendship.
Cartwheels: Finding Your Special Kind of Smart by Tracy S Peterson
Cartwheels follows Sloane, an energetic, cartwheel-loving girl who finds herself struggling with certain school subjects. Sloane’s parents and teachers try to get her to focus on her work, but she always struggles with putting letters or numbers together. At first, Sloane feels discouraged because she isn’t reading “the right way” like the rest of her class. One day, she finds out that she has dyslexia and, with the help of her teachers and parents, begins her journey to finding “her own special kind of smart.”
This book is based on the real-life relationship between Tracy S Peterson’s, a veteran first-grade teacher, and her student, Sloane LaFrance
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
This classic book by Sam McBratney tells the cherished tale of boundless affection between Little Nutbrown and his daddy Big Nutbrown – the perfect depiction of how a parent’s love is forever.
Did you say Pasghetti? Dusty and Danny Tackle Dyslexia by Tammy Fortune
This picture book tells the story of Danny, a boy with dyslexia, and his dog, Dusty. After going to a reading specialist and finding out he has dyslexia, Danny begins on a fun journey to understanding his newfound learning ability. Told from Dusty’s perspective, this book gives readers a fun look at the challenges people with dyslexia can face and how people can overcome them.
Dusty even leaves hidden letter bones throughout the book for you to find. Can you decipher his secret message?
Slumberkins 14″ Kin & Board Book
These Slumberkin books address self-acceptance and provide social and emotional tools for your children. Created by a family therapist and educator, these books can help children develop positive attachments and emotional skills. Each book comes with a “kin,” a soft, cuddly stuffed animal that children can take on their journey to understand big feelings.
Valentines Pop It Fidget Toys with Cards
Gift your silly little valentine with a Valentine’s Day pop bubble toy! Popping bubbles were initially designed to provide a sensory and tactile experience to help children who may benefit from extra assistance to focus. Just like fidget spinners, these Pop Its are quickly becoming a favorite toy for kids and adults.
Activity book for kids with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & ADHD
These fun art and logic games are designed to help students with Dyslexia, ADHD and Autism overcome reading confusion, messy handwriting, letter reversals and problems with attention span. Children will love this activity-filled workbook that will help analyze sound-symbol relationships, broaden their vocabulary and build spelling skills to become better readers.