Listening-Books is a UK charity that provides over 20,000 audio books to people over the UK who find it hard to read, because of illness, Dyslexia or disability. The audio books cover Key Stage 2, 3,4 and up to GCSE as well as A-Level and more. It does cost to listen to the Audiobooks, £20 per year as member.
There are number of different ways you can listen to your audiobooks.
Barrington Stoke Books is an independent publisher which is dedicated to cracking reading for people. The books are designed to have a lower reading age than the interest age of the books. Therefore a book written to engage teenagers for instance, would have a reading age of a younger person. This allows children and young people to read books of interest that might otherwise be too difficult for them to access, the way books work is the person may have a reading age of 8, but their interest. What it does is make child feel good about reading.
Example: Fox Friend, reading age 8, interest age 8-12.Visit Barrington Stoke Books
There is also a selection of books at Douglas and Onchan Library
Henry Bloom Noble Library is free for anyone on the Island to join. It has a large online catalogue of books that can be downloaded which includes audio books for children.
Oxford Owl is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading and maths.Visit Oxford Owl
BBC bitesize provide a number of different learning resources for, children, parents and teachers, it presents material in a number of different ways such as videos , audio clips, quizzes, games etc.Visit BBC Bitesize
Jungle memory is designed to help kids from 7-16 to help improve their memory. This is a very good tool for users that have problems caused by poor memory. Over a period of time their memory will improve.Visit Jungle Memory
Word Sharks is great computer programme for reading and spelling, it has over 60 different games to teach reading and spelling, and is specially designed for children who find it hard to read and spell. The games make reading and spelling fun at the same time, so a child doesn’t become bored. It also addresses many difficulties which lead students to dislike English.Visit Word Shark
Number shark is similar to word shark but it deals with maths, helping anyone improve their maths skills, including learning and practising times tables, addition, subtraction and counting money. It addresses many difficulties which lead students to dislike maths.Visit Number Shark
Nessy Reading and Spelling Program is an interactive, multi-media computer program, developed by Bristol University. It has an incremental structure which systematically develops phonemic awareness, phonics, blending & segmentation, sight words, reading fluency, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension.Visit Nessy
Microsoft Learning Tools are free tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability. They are available on a variety of Microsoft products.Visit Microsoft Learning Tools
This provides excellence information on what dyslexia is and how you can support a Dyslexic person.Visit Website
The Dyslexia Association of Ireland provides information on how employers, should support staff with dyslexia within the workplace.Visit Website
Under the Resources heading you will find information sheets and videos which explain various aspects of Dyslexia. The handbook which comes with membership is packed full of information. It is free with annual membership or it can be purchased from the BDA website.Visit BDA
This website contains lots of useful information but be warned that information about school provision and examinations will only apply to the Scottish system. Each month there is a featured Book of the Month in the age group 8-18.Visit SDA
This website is a good source of information and strives to help to remove barriers to learning across a wide range of learning differences. Their Dyslexia page is very informative, covering a wide range of topics such Reading Support and Assistive Technologies.Visit Call Scotland
Made by Dyslexia is a global charity led by successful (and famous) dyslexics. Their purpose is to help the world properly understand and support dyslexia. Their website has useful information in various formats and they can be followed on Facebook.Visit Made by Dyslexia
Dyslex.io is a one-stop site for everything you need to know about dyslexia.
Take a look at the eye-catching new mobile site containing videos and other resources for everything you need to know about dyslexia.
All of the resources and links are quality assured by the British Dyslexia Association so you can be confident that the advice you are receiving is accurate and current.
Dyslex.io is also the result of a project funded by the Department for Education in the England.Visit Dyslex.io
Cambugs is mainly aimed at users that are on pre-readers or for older readers, who are not fully reading yet or find it hard to pronounce sounds. This application helps users learn the sounds of letters, to help them read better.Learn more about Cambugs
Nessy.com provides numbers of applications for English and maths, to help your child learn at the same time, While still having fun when using the application.Learn more about Nessy
Popplet is a mind mapping tool application which helps students learn, study and plan visually though drawing mind maps, it will help them learn key facts for exams, and can show relationships between facts.Learn more about Popplet
SimpleMind is another mind mapping tool and is mainly for iPhone, iPad and iPod, which will allow for brainstorming ideas on these devices.Learn more about Simple Mind
Need to listen to printed text spoken aloud - at school, in a test or exam, at work or at home? Use Claro ScanPen to photo your printed text document, letter, test paper - then select the text with your finger (or stylus), and hear it spoken straight back to you. Instantly! No internet connection required.Learn more about Claro ScanPen
See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up with simple tools, and send it on in an instant. Your bold ideas stand out even brighter with Skitch. People everywhere use Skitch to help them visually share their thoughts with others.Learn more about Skitch
Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Optimized for use with VoiceOver, the app enables you to recognize: Short Text and DocumentsLearn more about Seeing AI
NaturalReader is text-to-speech app that reads webpages, documents, and eBooks aloud to you with our quality, natural-sounding voices. NaturalReader is an essential tool for those with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Open up your ears to a new reading experience with over 50 voices in over 20 languages. Just sit back, relax, and let us read to you.Learn more about Natural Reader
Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. With over 30 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more.Learn more about Book Creator