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Set up for 5 Little Pumpkins activity

Five Little Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins is a Halloween-themed activity for young children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities or additional special needs.
Short line and long line

Book of Opposites for Kindergarten Student in Egypt

This Book of Opposites was created by a parent in Egypt for her 6-year-old son, who is blind.
Cover of Bear Hunt in UEB

Take Home Story Kit

Take Home Story Kits enable students to create tactile or braille books that they can take home to share with their families to promote braille literacy.
Cover of Hearts book

Preschool Valentines Book for Children with CVI

This tactile book uses different textures on each red heart to create an accessible book for children with cortical visual impairment
Gwyn with materials from Marvin's market adventure

Marvin's Market Adventure: Interactive Book

This interactive book uses a theme-based approach to bring literacy to life for children who are blind or visually impaired or with multiple disabilities.
Circle page of book

Enlisting the Help of Older Students to Make Books for Prebraille Readers

Older students can practice their braille literacy skills while also enjoying the feeling of helping others when making books for pre-braille readers.
Interactive Wheels on the Bus

Interactive Wheels on the Bus

Interactive Wheels on the Bus is a great way to engage children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities through meaningful & active participation
The author with story bucket materials.

Story Bucket and Learning Activities Based on Otis the Tractor

This Story Bucket and learning activities for young children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, is based on the book "Otis" by Loren Long.
Creative Play area set up for Three Little Pigs

Experiencing the Story: Expanding Creative Play Centers

Setting up an experience area in the Creative Play center of preschool classrooms can help children who are blind or visually impaired or multiply disabled to develop a deeper understanding of stories
A girl examines a bracelet on her wrist

Nature Walk

Nature walks can inspire students with visual impairments to write about what they find.
Textured items and bells in a metal bucket

Tactile Fun Bucket

Make your own tactile fun bucket for young children who are blind or visually impaired to develop tactile discrimination skills and basic concepts.
'Pinocchio' Tactile Story Book For The Visually Impaired People-Sözer VURGUN

Pinocchio Tactile Story Book

Tactile books can help children with visual impairments to develop essential tactile skills.
Pattern calendar

Pattern Calendar with 3D Printed Shapes

Create 3D printed shapes for a pattern calendar for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Tactile Christmas tree on classroom door

Tactile Holiday Decorations

Make your holiday decorations tactile and accessible to all children!
Christmas wreath in tactile experience book

Christmas Tactile Experience Book

This example of a tactile experience book uses items associated with Christmas as a literacy experience for a girl with CVI and additional disabilities.
stuffed toys in a small toy box

Kipper's Toybox

Extend learning opportunities for young children with visual impairments with these ideas for Kipper's Toybox.
a group of stuffed bears with a knit tea cup and treats in front of them

Peace at Last: Extending Learning Opportunities for Math and Literacy

Math and literacy extension activities for "Peace at Last" reinforce emergent skills for young children with visual impairments and other special needs.
Mouse

Story Box for "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"

Story box idea for making "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" accessible to young children with visual impairments
Tactile Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe

Tactile Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe

This accessible tactile tic tac toe game is a fun Halloween activity for students who are blind or visually impaired!
Cover of "What's Inside?" pumpkin book

Pumpkin Experience Book

Create your own pumpkin experience book with students with visual impairments, deafblindness or multiple disabilities

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