Fun & Games Activities for Helping Kids with Dyslexia

People with dyslexia see the world differently! Many are visual thinkers (rather than verbal thinkers – like 90% of the population). Visual thinkers can be creative and amazingly innovative. Their strengths are in the area of the brain used for creativity and art, puzzles and innovation. Unfortunately, research has shown that dyslexics who use the part of the brain normally used for reading struggle with reading. Research also shows that dyslexics who become fluent readers use a different part of the brain for reading. The good news is that the creative, artistic, part of the brain can be trained to take over the task of reading!

We know that dyslexic learners have a knack for figuring out these puzzles because of their visual thinking talents. The Puzzle Games activate the right brain and over time the games begin to introduce symbols, letters and numbers – as part of the art! The art and puzzles gradually transform into reading activities and over the course of 2 to 3 months, depending on the pace of the student, the creative, artistic area of the brain takes over the job of reading!

Did you know that Dyslexics are brilliant and many will learn to read, with or without therapy? The natural process can take years! Dyslexia Games accelerates this process, empowering the student to overcome symptoms of dyslexia in a few months, not a few years! This is wonderful for a child’s self-confidence!

Question and Answer Time!
Q. What is the best time is to train the dyslexic mind to overcome reading, writing and spelling problems?
A. During times of low stress, like when the child has a nice long break from all other school related studies.
Q. What are the two times each year when we have this chance to help our kids take the biggest jump out of the foggy zone we call “reading confusion”?
A. Christmas Vacation and Summer Vacation!

Source: Dyslexia Games

These Games are the simplest, fastest, (and most affordable!) way to help your child to naturally overcome symptoms of Dyslexia, including letter reversals, poor spelling, messy handwriting, concentration problems, and reading confusion. This is wonderful for a child’s self-confidence!

DIY Rainy Day Activity Sticks – Step by step

I ran across some super cute color-coded chore sticks from Embellish. Loved the idea


  • White tin jar
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Spray adhesive
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Embellishments (I used Puffies)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Print out of 30+ activities

So here’s the step by step instructions…

First thing I did was spray 10 wooden craft sticks to three different colors of paper (30 sticks total) using spray adhesive.

While that was drying I started work on the tin jar. I added some ribbon to the top and bottom using my hot glue gun.

Then I used some scrap paper and the alphabet stickers to label my jar with “Rainy Daze” and added a little embellishment with a Puffie.

Now it’s time to finish the activity sticks that were set aside for drying. I used an exacto knife to trim out the straight sides and a pair of small scissors to cut the rounded edges.

I then created a Word doc of 30 activities and printed it out in a cute font. I trimmed them out and used Elmer’s glue to adhere them to the ends of the activity sticks.

Here are all of the completed activity sticks!

Pretty cute, huh? Yeah, I’m figuring we’ll use these a lot more than just rainy days. When it’s over 100 degrees here, it’s hard to do anything outside! These will work great for winter time activities as well!

Total costs: $14 at Michael’s for the craft sticks, stickers, tin jar and scrapbook paper. I already had the ribbon, but did have to repurchase some spray adhesive since I was out! That cost me another $6. Oh well, I have plenty left for future projects!
Also, here is a list of the 30 activities I used!
  • Playdoh
  • Barbies
  • Candyland
  • Chutes & Ladders
  • Glue & Tape
  • Paper Dolls
  • Baby Dolls
  • Watercolors
  • Crayons
  • Paper Bag Puppets
  • Sock Puppets
  • Paint Rocks
  • Build a Fort
  • Watch a Movie
  • Play the Piano
  • Tea Party
  • Dance
  • Play Restaurant
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Bake Something
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Look at Photo Albums
  • Dress Up
  • Read Nursery Rhymes
  • Indoor Picnic
  • Play Charades
  • Play School
  • Finger Painting
  • Make Paper Hats
  • Make Ornaments

Source: howtonestforless

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