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 program was made possible by funding from the Oberkotter Foundation.
The READ Kits include books, toys, an activity sheet, and DVDs with suggested reading strategies. The reading strategy videos are also available below for you to view.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
First 100 Animals
First Time Doctor
If I Were A Doctor
DK Things that Go
My First Things that Go
Eating the Rainbow
My Body Kit:
From Head to Toe
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Where's Spot Kit:
Spot Goes to the Park
Good Night Moon
Peek A Boo Kit:
Fostering a Love of Books: Reading to Your Child Who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deafblind
Strategy 1: Creating a Reading Environment
Strategy 3: Engaging Your Child
Strategy 2: Positioning Your Child
Strategy 4: Making it Language Rich
Strategy 5: Checking for Understanding
Strategy 6: Expanding Language
Strategy 7: Turn Taking
Strategy 8: Developing Vocabulary
Audio coming soon....
An In-Depth Look at Strategies 1-4
An In-Depth Look at Strategies 5-8
Using the Strategies with the Animals READ Kit
Using the Strategies with the Food READ Kit
Ready to check out a READ Kit to use at home?
Fill out the form below and we will mail a READ Kit to you in about a week.
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!