Summer reading has so many advantages for dyslexic children. A traditional paper book allows them to move around chapters or pages with greater easier – particularly useful when reading poetry, too.
The British Dyslexia Association provides some very useful guidelines for dyslexia-friendly paper books; usually they’re black text on a cream background to reduce visual stress, and have wide line spacing, a large font and thick paper.
A great place to start is Barrington Stoke, who have a wonderful range of books for ages 6 – 16, all of which conform to the BDA’s guidelines.
Reading is such a positive habit, and it becomes much easier if the book interests the reader – so here are our top picks for splendid summer reading:
- The Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon
- The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams
- The World of Norm by Jonathan Meres
- The Twits by Roald Dahl
- Unboxed by Non Pratt
Happy summer reading!