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Infographic for Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Development at Home. Read the full brief for more information.

Taking part in literacy experiences at home can develop your child’s reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  Activities that you can engage in at home include: joint reading, drawing, singing, storytelling, reciting, game playing, and rhyming.  You can tailor activities to your child’s age and ability level, and can incorporate technology into your learning opportunities.

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Cultivating Readers Booklist

National Center for Families Learning

Find suggested fiction and nonfiction reading for grades K - 5. This 22-page booklet from the National Center for Families Learning features more than 200 recommended books covering 20 popular subjects for children, such as crafts and hobbies, health, realistic fiction, fables, humor, and more.


Information and Resources for Adolescents and Adults with Dyslexia - It's Never Too Late

International Dyslexia Association

This fact sheet provides information and resources for adolescents and adults with dyslexia. Read about identifying and addressing instructional needs, and factors for school and job success.


Preschool Parent Practice Literacy Guides: Talking and Listening, Wacky Word Games (Spanish)

Center for Early Literacy Learning

Read a guide that shows you how to help your preschooler talk, listen, and share ideas.


Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) for Dyslexia Video

Maine Parent Federation and Main AIM Program

Watch a video that gives an overview of dyslexia and Accessible Instructional Materials to support children with dyslexia.


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