Dyslexia Week 2023 is 2nd October - 8th October. During dyslexia awareness week, hold a dyslexia day at your primary school.
You may be a teacher, teaching assistant, member of the PTA, or parent of a dyslexic child. And you want to educate the school children about dyslexia.
A dyslexia awareness day can be a great way to help school children understand what is dyslexia. To learn that having dyslexia can be a good thing.
Use the day to show that dyslexic children can be really good things other than reading and writing. Such as being creative and problem solving. Talking about how these skills can make dyslexic children good at jobs. Such as being a designers and scientists.
Unfortunately many myths still surround dyslexia. Dyslexic children often struggle in class, as they find it harder to read and write. This can affect their confidence and make them vulnerable to bullying. Other children may label them stupid or thick, not understanding this hidden disability
A dyslexia awareness day can help boost the confidence of dyslexic children. Help other children understand dyslexia, learning that it can be a superpower. Assisting to break down prejudices surrounding this often misunderstood disability.
Here is everything you need to hold a dyslexia day. The pack has been designed by the Dyslexic Mum, a qualified teacher. Use the resources to hold a dyslexia awareness lesson at your school. They include a lesson plan, in the form of a presentation. Activity worksheets that can be printed and used in the lesson.
We would also like to offer any schools holding a dyslexia awareness day, a complimentary digital pack of our "Mooki Cards". Which can be printed and used within your school. Please contact us to request your free pack.
Note activities in the presentation are referenced with links to cards taken from the Mooki cards. The lesson will work best if teachers look at these cards before delivering the session. Resources above can be sent as other file types upon request.
Use the dyslexia awareness day to raise funds. By asking each child to bring in a donation in exchange for wearing their own clothes, to show that everyone is different. This money can be used to buy packs of “Mooki” cards for your school.
The Mooki cards can then be given to teachers or teaching assistants. Or given to parents of dyslexic children, so they can help their child at home.
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