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Below are strategies posts related to Emergent Literacy.



Modified page of The Garden with tactile flowers

Using Textures to Adapt Simple Books

Guidelines to adapt simple books for children who are blind or visually impaired
Cover of Tactile Treasures from APH

Understanding Tactile Graphics: Tactile Treasures and Real Objects

Teaching students who are blind or visually impaired to make the transition from real objects to tactile graphics using the APH Tactile Treasures kit
Photo of Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket

Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket

Activity to motivate beginning readers in a play setting, using braille or print cards
Object box and word cards for Feely Meely game

Feely Meely: Game to Match Braille to Objects

Simple game for children who are blind or visually impaired to match braille or print word cards to objects
Photo of What's Gnu? game

What's Gnu?

Activity for beginning braille readers using adaptation of What's Gnu?
Young boy explores objects on tray, including apple and sand.

Pre-Braille Experiences for Infants and Toddlers

Tips to promote prebraille and early literacy for young children who are blind or visually impaired

Jim Durkel discusses the Wheatley Picture Maker from APH

Using the Wheatley Picture maker to support young children with visual impairments to participate in emergent writing activities.

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