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Make Reading Fun with LSL Read Aloud Roundup

By Hearing First TeamMarch 22, 2018

LSL Day by Day | Reading Aloud, Reading Handouts, Road to Literacy, Children's Books, Celebrate LSL

Hear why it’s important to read aloud with your baby every day, and get our handout to help make your daily reading routine fun and effective!

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How to Incorporate LSL Strategies with Dr. Seuss’ Books

By Hearing First TeamMarch 7, 2017

LSL Day by Day | Reading Aloud, Reading Handouts, Road to Literacy, Children's Books

Oh the places you’ll go when it’s LSL strategies you know! We’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America this month by highlighting the importance of reading with your baby. From the womb to the crib to the classroom, reading aloud is one of the foundational tools for success for a child with hearing loss. Here are five Dr. Seuss books with specific tips and activities for incorporating LSL strategies into your reading time and routines.

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The Benefits of Books with Repeatable Lines

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 24, 2017

LSL Day by Day | Children's Books, LSL strategies, Celebrate LSL, parent advice

Teaching your child who is deaf or hard of hearing to read can be a fun time of learning and exploration. By using tools such as predictable books that incorporate repeatable lines, you can implement important listening and spoken language (LSL) strategies while your child starts the process of learning to read.

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LSL By The Season: Humor

By Hearing First TeamOctober 20, 2016

LSL Day by Day | LSL by the season, Reading Aloud, Reading Handouts, Children's Books

Reading aloud every day helps children with hearing loss build literacy skills. Here are five “humor” books with specific concepts, skills and activities for incorporating Listening and Spoken Language strategies into your reading time.

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LSL by the Season: Fall Reading for Early Literacy

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 22, 2016

LSL Day by Day | LSL by the season, Reading Handouts, Road to Literacy, Children's Books

Reading aloud every day helps children with hearing loss build literacy skills. Our “fall” books will help you develop specific concepts, skills and activities for incorporating Listening and Spoken Language strategies into your reading time.

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LSL By The Season: School Days

By Hearing First TeamAugust 23, 2016

LSL Day by Day | LSL by the season, Reading Aloud, Reading Handouts, Children's Books

School is starting and we’ve put together a list of books to help your child prepare for the upcoming year.

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How to Make Your Own Flap Book

By Hearing First TeamJune 11, 2016

"Hearing First", LSL Intervention Practice | LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children's Books, connected learning, daily routines, early brain development, parent advice, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy

Creating your own flap book is an easy way to keep your little one engaged in early literacy.

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Reluctant Reader

By Hearing First TeamMarch 22, 2016

"Hearing First", LSL Day by Day | LSL plan, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children's Books, Children With Hearing Loss, daily routines, early brain development, parent advice, Reading Aloud, Reading Handouts, Road to Literacy

Reading to your child is crucial for early brain development and literacy. However, it can be a struggle to get your child interested in being read to. Here are some tips on how you can have successful reading sessions with your little one.

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Read Together Learn Together

By Hearing First TeamMarch 15, 2016

LSL Day by Day, LSL Intervention Practice | LSL plan, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children's Books, daily routines, early brain development, listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, parent advice, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy

School-aged children are often what we envision when we think about learning and literacy. In reality, the road to reading begins much earlier.

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