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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.
Young girl with numbers 2 and 3 on left side of screen

Five Early Literacy Practices for Children with Low or No Vision

Five early literacy practices for young children who are blind or visually impaired
Sadie book cover

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.
Braille Readiness Grid collage

Braille Readiness Grid

Checklist of braille readiness skills, including tactile, fine motor, language, concept development, and book skills
Image of Karen Poppe

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.
sugar cubes to represent smaller braille cells

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.
Cover of Sarah, Misty, and Scribbles

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.
Teacher reading braille book with young boy

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.
Page from braille dog book

Access2Books

Braille and large print books for young children available for purchase through Access2Books
EIVI homepage

Early Intervention Visual Impairment Professionals

Ideas and resources for early intervention for children who are blind or visually impaired
Texas Early Learning Pathways

Texas Early Learning Pathways

Developmental milestones and related activities for young children birth to five years of age
Off to the Park cover

Tactile Board Book: Off to the Park

Tactile board book for pre-braille readers and children with low vision
Front page of "Kite Flying" book; shows a kite made out of foam and the kite strings made out of pipe cleaners

Seasonal Tactile Book Ideas

These braille books with tactile illustrations can be used with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, for seasonal themes and holidays.
Animal book review

Braille Books from DK

Review of DK Braille Book Series for young readers who are blind or visually impaired
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ClearVision Lending Library

Lending library in the United Kingdom, with braille and tactile books for children
My Fuzzy Valentine cover

Touch and Feel Valentine's Day Book

This touch and feel Valentine's Day book was modified by adding textured hearts and the word "heart' in braille.
Cover of raised line coloring book

Tactile Coloring Books

These tactual coloring activities and materials are accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired.

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