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Strategies for Summer Reading for Children with Dyslexia

As a parent, you play a critical role in your child's education during the summer — especially if your child has dyslexia. Here are some summer strategies to help your child remember what they learned in school and see that reading can be useful and enjoyable.

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Space Rangers! A Book-based Summer Science Adventure for Kids

Get Reading Rockets’ FREE summer science camp toolkit, all about stars and constellations, the solar system, the Moon, Apollo 11, Mars, and space exploration. Five days of hands-on activities, matched with book recommendations and summer writing ideas. Great for families and summer programs.

When the Child with Special Needs Goes Off to Summer Camp

Everything changes when a child leaves home and parents must design a whole new system of communicating with and caring for the absent child. If your child is away at camp, you doubtless understand this and are trying to adapt to this situation.

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Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Parents should remember that children need free time in the summer to relax and enjoy the pleasures of childhood. So summer reading should be fun. Following are a few tips to make reading enjoyable for your children this summer.

Listen and Learn with Audio Books

June is National Audiobook Month! Audio books are a wonderful way to expose children to complex language, expressive reading, and fantastic stories. Kids can understand stories at a higher level than they can read.

6 Ways to Avoid Summer Trouble Spots for Tweens and Teens With Learning and Attention Issues

When school is out, tweens and teens may have to adjust to new experiences and expectations. Understood.org has tips for helping with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Check out these strategies for common summertime trouble spots.

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Self-Portrait: Kellyn

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Self-Portrait: Kellyn, by Kellyn, age 12

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Today's First Person Essay

I'm never sure what to expect anymore by Michelle Sarabia

My son sits up at 9 months. He speaks at 15 months. The doctor says, "Some children take longer." Other doctors examine him. Our son is behind, they say, but it's nothing serious. They say, "Don't worry." No one says, "Developmentally delayed."

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