Guest Blog by Amy Goetsch, Learning Ally Member Parent
Thank you Learning Ally for sponsoring the Summer Reading Together and Instagram challenge this summer. Our son has struggled with reading ever since he went to school and was diagnosed with dyslexia in kindergarten. He relied on us completely and we were happy to help in any way we could. We read everything to him and (painfully) listen to him read aloud. We tried Bookshare, but it wasn’t user -friendly and the robot voices made listening hard – even for us as adults. So we kept on being the readers for our son. Our son kept bringing home books from the library that his classmates were reading and we just couldn’t find them on Bookshare.
Learning Ally – the better audio book solution
Learning Ally’s Summer Reading Together Program
He has figured out how to incorporate reading into almost every activity or chore he does during the day. We sometimes have to make him stop to do something else or go to sleep. We are thrilled to have a little more free time together since we aren’t spending so much time reading aloud anymore and our son is devouring books. The best part is that I know once the reading challenges are over the habits he has built this summer are here to stay. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for having such fantastic materials (quality, innovation, and selection) and for hosting a friendly competition to motivate students like our son. To us, it feels like he has already won.
– Jhara Navalo
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