Fostering a Love of Books!
Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. Deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children struggle with incidental learning, which is what occurs from overhearing the world around us. Incidental learning is a big component of language development, which supports literacy.
A key goal of CHOICES for Parents is to support parents in the early stages of literacy development with their deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind child and foster a love of books. With this in mind, we developed the READ Kits program targeting children ages 0-3. The READ Kits include books, toys, an activity sheet, and DVDs with suggested reading strategies. The reading strategy videos and activity sheets are also available below for you to view.
The READ Kits program was made possible by funding from the Oberkotter Foundation.
See what we have available for check out!
Check out these videos full of information about reading strategies to use with your child!
An overview of the Reading Strategies video series.
Creating a Reading Environment
Positioning Your Child
Engaging Your Child
Making it Language Rich
Strategies 5, 6, 7, and 8
Strategy 5: Checking for Understanding
Strategy 6: Expanding Language
Strategy 7: Turn Taking
Strategy 8: Developing Vocabulary
Check out these webinars for more in-depth information
An In-Depth Look at Strategies 1-4
An In-Depth Look at Strategies 5-8
Using the Strategies with the Animals READ Kit
Get ideas for how to apply each strategy using the Animals READ Kit.
Using the Strategies with the Food READ Kit
Explore each of the strategies using the Food READ Kit
Fill out the form below and we will mail a READ Kit to you.
Check out time is 3 weeks.
Everything you need to return the READ Kits in the mail will be included, all at no cost to you!