Pools, Ballgames, and Trips to the Library – Oh My!

In Advice for Parents by admin

“We look forward to a break from school and ridged routines, but we don’t want our children with learning disabilities or ADHD to lose their hard-earned skills.” -Barb White, LEAD Foundation Board Member and mom of a child with learning disabilities. 

Visit the library over the summer!

Just like you schedule going to the pool and playing sports, put going to the library on your calendar. Most libraries have reading lists for grade level books. You can read these books to your children or listen to them on tape.

I like to have art projects to go along with reading. You can also have your child look at a map and discuss the adventures. Whatever you do, just enjoy the magic world of literature!

Here is a list of books that feature the World of Learning Challenges:

  • Clementine by Sara Pennypacker and Marla Frazee
  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story about Autism by Laurie Lears and Karen Ritz
  • Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia by Caroline Janover
  • My Name Is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt
  • My Thirteenth Winter by Samantha Abeel
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians byRick Riordan
  • Playing Tyler by T. L. Costa
  • Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
  • The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb
  • The Bipolar Bear Family by Angela Ann Holloway
  • The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game by Nancy Churnin
  • Why Can’t I Learn Like Everyone Else? Kids with Learning Disabilities by Camden Flath and Sheila Nelson

Parents, you can see a list of books for you compiled by Sheldon Horowitz, Senior Director of Learning Resources and Research at National Center for Learning Disabilities, at https://www.ncld.org/archives/blog/ld-experts-summer-reading-list-for-parents-and-educators.