• Literacy

    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.

  • READ Kits

    See what we have available for check out!

    Animals Kit

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


    First 100 Animals

    Bedtime Kit

    Good Night Moon



    Peek a Boo Kit




    My Body Kit

    From Head to Toe


    Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

    Doctor Kit

    First Time Doctor


    If I Were a Doctor

    Food Kit



    Eating the Rainbow

    Spot the Dog Kit

    Where’s Spot?


    Spot Goes to the Park

    Transportation Kit

    My First Things that Go


    DK Things that Go

  • Videos

    Check out these videos full of information about reading strategies to use with your child!


    An overview of the Reading Strategies video series.

    Strategy 1

    Creating a Reading Environment

    Strategy 2

    Positioning Your Child

    Strategy 3

    Engaging Your Child

    Strategy 4

    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

  • Webinars

    Check out these webinars for more in-depth information

    An In-Depth Look at Strategies 1-4

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    An In-Depth Look at Strategies 5-8

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    Using the Strategies with the Animals READ Kit

    Get ideas for how to apply each strategy using the Animals READ Kit.

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    Using the Strategies with the Food READ Kit

    Explore each of the strategies using the Food READ Kit

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  • 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.

    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!

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