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Dyslexia Resource Guide for Ohio Families 

What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities. People with dyslexia have many strengths, but have unexpected trouble learning to read. These difficulties are not related to a person’s intelligence or motivation. Children with dyslexia can learn to read. Families, early childhood teachers, or kindergarten teachers are often the first to notice children having difficulty with talking or learning at school. It is important to pay attention to potential signs that a child may have dyslexia. Children with dyslexia can show any mix of signs. While any one sign does not necessarily mean your child has dyslexia, it is important to talk with your child’s teachers if you have concerns.

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Unite for Literacy

At Unite for Literacy, we picture a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading.

Unite for Literacy has developed the platform, publishing tools, and systems-based strategies that support our public and private sector partners to change the literacy landscape of their communities and optimize the future for all their young children. Our projects build home libraries and support families to develop a daily habit of reading, both of which are key factors in growing lifelong readers.

To accomplish our vision, the Unite for Literacy team brings together expertise from the fields of literacy education, business innovation, strategic planning, and early childhood development. Team members include;

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African Storybook

Open access to picture storybooks in the languages of Africa.
For children’s literacy, enjoyment and imagination. New Storybooks

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Sesame Workshop Games and Storybooks

Explore our Games and Storybooks. Help incorporate playful learning into your child’s early education through different kinds of games, storybooks, and interactives that will keep them curious, confident, and excited to explore more.

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Free online books for kids in multiple languages

We all know that reading to children is one of the most important things that we as parents can do for them. That said, reading to them in multiple languages is even better! So what can you do if you’d like to read to your children in a foreign language but can’t get your hands on any books? Here’s a list of online resources I hope you’ll find useful.

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International Children’s Digital Library

The ICDL Foundation’s goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children’s literature from the world community.

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Read Aloud Resources

ALL Ohio (Advancing Literacy Learning in Ohio) is a compilation of high-quality professional learning resources for Ohio’s P20 education system. ALL Ohio serves as a tool to strengthen educators’ knowledge and skills in evidence-based language and literacy practices grounded in the science of reading.

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Spanish Academy – 15 Fun Children’s Spanish Books

Reading books is one of the greatest pleasures available to us. Reading in another language is even better, as it offers all the good things about reading— plus the added benefit of learning a new language!  Finding reading material in Spanish is easier than ever thanks to the many resources available online.

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