In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
As an individual who grew up with dyslexia and only really blossommed when at university, I am always keyed into communications about resources for those dealing with dyslexia.
While I was teaching in Hong Kong, I was thrilled to be informed about Barrington Stoke who publish dyslexia print-friendly books for children. I loved reading these books and recommended them to many students who enjoyed the books, not necessarily just those with dyslexia. I’ve blogged about these books through the past few years as well. I appreciate the font- so easy to read and love that the books are printed on paper that doesn’t have a glare- a little tan. My eyes ate up those books… I also appreciated that they had normal sized books, books for young readers, and books for more mature readers. My son and I enjoyed numerous books through the years. I especially was in love with their Little Gems collection. This may have to do with the fact that they had such incredible authors who wrote books for that collection like Cornelia Funke, Michael Morpurgo, Julia Donaldson and many more. Good collection of books to have! Heard it might be challenging to get them here in the US but worth the try. Sure, there’s UK spelling and such, but I personally think children should learn about languages and differences in spelling.
Two Oregon state librarians I appreciate who often share useful resources and promotions put out this email answering the question: “What are library services for people with dyslexia?” recently: Here’s their resources, thank you Katie and Jen!
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