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Messy and Muddy: A Guide to Outdoor Play for Children with Vision Impairment

RNIB shares a wonderful guide to outdoor play for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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The Oregon Project for Preschool Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

The Oregon Project for Preschool Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
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Humpty Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes Now in UEB

Humpty Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes is now available in UEB (Unified English Braille) for children ages preschool and up. This is a fun way to promote braille literacy with classic rhymes and tactile illustrations.
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Every Child Can! The ECC from a Preschool Perspective

Every Child Can! is a DVD or USB on the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (ECC) for preschool children
Six Little Dots Game of Cards

Six Little Dots Game of Cards

Six Little Dots Game of Cards promotes tactile skills and braille literacy for beginning readers.
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Bess and Friends Braille Scratch and Sniff Books

These scratch and sniff books with uncontracted braille are designed to provide a multi-sensory experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Picture Books Plus

Picture Books Plus is a Dutch publishing company that can adapt picture books to make them accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired with braille and tactile graphics.
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Multi-Sensory Approach to Literacy: Video Presentation

This series of video clips presents the importance of a multi-sensory approach to literacy for children who are blind or with multiple disabilities.
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Five Early Literacy Practices for Children with Low or No Vision

Five early literacy practices for young children who are blind or visually impaired
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Sadie Can Count

Sadie Can Count is a print and braille book for young readers, introducing counting, with embossed images.
A tactile learner matches textures with his teacher.

Getting Ready for Braille!

Getting Ready for Braille presents hands-on activities based on a developmental sequence for beginning braille readers.
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Braille Readiness Grid

Checklist of braille readiness skills, including tactile, fine motor, language, concept development, and book skills
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Important Tactile Skills for Literacy

This video provides a comprehensive overview of the progression of tactile skills that are prerequisites for an understanding of tactile graphics.
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Let's Play With The Six Dot Cell

Presentation of teaching pre-braille skills and a new model in France.
Tactile book of dinosaurs

Tactile Vision Graphics

Find tactile graphics for educational and personal use, including braille coloring books, braille biology tactile diagrams, and materials to promote braille literacy.
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Children's Book with Characters Who Are Visually Impaired

This picture book about toys with visual impairments is a great resource for teachers and families to help children understand about vision loss.
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Just Books Read Aloud

Free website with videos of books being read aloud.
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Sources of Free Braille Books

Wondering where you can get free braille books? Check out this listing of sources of free braille books in the United States and Canada for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Access2Books

Braille and large print books for young children available for purchase through Access2Books
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Early Intervention Visual Impairment Professionals

Ideas and resources for early intervention for children who are blind or visually impaired

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