Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Knees: The Mixed-Up World of a Boy With Dyslexia by Vanita Oelschlager

This is a good book for parents and children dealing with dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a  developmental reading disorder and it is characterized by having difficulty with reading and writing.

The book is told from the point of young boy, Louis, who is dealing with dyslexia and how he feels. During the book he feels down because he struggles with school, his mother is encouraging, but he says "that's a mom's job", his dad give him very sound advice "We're all good at something. You just have to find it.". So Louis goes off on a quest to find what he is good.

I recommend this book for parents trying to explain to young children what dyslexia is. The book is short and it's a good introductory read. 

If you want more information, you can visit National Center for Learning Disabilities. Many children sometimes feel that dyslexia means they're dumb or something; there is nothing wrong with having dyslexia, it can be overcome, many people with dyslexia go on to do great things. So, lets get informed and read@book or two or a million, together we can help make learning fun for anyone with learning disabilities.

Rating 5 out of 5
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