Welcome to October’s Dyslexia Toolbox! Today we’d like to introduce you to some of our favorite dyslexia-friendly books and a fun twist on a matching game. Not only are our books dyslexia-friendly, but they all teach children important social skills. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
What we like to play...
Zingo board game
Zingo! is a matching game for ages four and up that strengthens matching and language skills. Designed for those not yet reading, the icons contain simple objects such as a hat, a heart, and a ball. While matching, children learn to associate those objects with the words also on the card. Zingo! Also has variations to teach children numbers, sight words and how to build words.
Tools we love...
Finger Focus Highlighter
The Finger Focus Highlighter is a tool that children with dyslexia can use when reading. This tool is put on the index finger of the student and has a transparent, colored rectangle at the tip that highlights each word individually as the child reads. This helps them stay focused on the current word.
Adopting best practices for dyslexic readers makes communication easier on the eye for everyone, including utilizing text fonts that may improve readability. Consider using fonts such as Helvetica, Courier, Arial, Verdana and OpenDyslexic, a font designed specifically for dyslexia.
Some of our favorite reads...
This month Ms. Jessica shared some of her favorite books!