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Below are strategies posts related to Emergent Literacy.



Story box items for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Ideas for Sharing "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" with Children Who Are Visually Impaired

Create a storybox, tactile symbols and picture symbols to make "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" accessible to children with low vision or multiple disabilities
Bear Hunt made accessible

"We're Going On a Bear Hunt": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Making children's book accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Bear and Hare book with picture symbol of fish

Adapting Bear and Hare Go Fishing for Children with Visual Impairments, Including CVI

Adapting picture books for children with visual impairments, including CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
Braille writing song

Braille Writing Song

Song to teach finger position to create dots on a brailler
Corduroy full storybox

Making "Corduroy" Accessible to Readers with Visual Impairments

Making "Corduroy" book accessible to children with visual impairments through storybox, tactile symbols, picture symbols, and talking book.
Story box for "Are You My Mother?"

Adapting "Are You My Mother?" for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Adapting "Are You My Mother?" picture book to make it accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Story Box for "If You Take a Mouse to School"

Adapting "If You Take a Mouse to School" for a Student with CVI

Make an early childhood book accessible to children who are blind or who have CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) or multiple disabilities.
Alice the Fairy Story Box

Making "Alice the Fairy" Accessible

Tips to modify and adapt "Alice the Fairy" for children with visual impairments and additional disabilities
Polar bear book with tactile symbols

Braille and Tactile Book Adaptions

Tips to adapt books with braille and tactile materials for emerging readers
Pancake activity

Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza: Story Box and More!

Tips to make early literacy book Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza accessible to young children who are blind or visually impaired, using storybox, picture and tactile symbols
Story board example

Story Board for CVI or Braille Learners

Create your own story board for spring for students with CVI or braille readers
Frog in braille

Adapting Tracking Activities for Braille Readers

Tips to create tracking activities for beginning braille readers
Teacher wearing a red nose

Red Nose Day

Encourage students with low vision, CVI or multiple disabilities to look at you by wearing a red nose!
Miss Spider's Tea Party and objects

Making Miss Spider's Tea Party Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments

Make picture books accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired with storyboxes, picture symbols, tactile symbols, and a talking powerpoint book.
Textured bunny picture

Alternate Solution to Coloring for Children with Low Vision

Textured materials and collage offer an alternate way for students with low vision to participate in coloring or other art activities.
Child with an iPad

Add an iPad to your FVA / Learning Media Assesment Kit

14 tips to use an iPad as part of the Functional Vision Assessment and Learning Media Assessment Kit (FVA/LMA) for young children with visual impairments or multiple disabilities.
Cover of Clown book

Modifying a Classroom Book Used for Guided Reading in an Inclusive Setting

Tips to make regular classroom books accessible to children who are blind or deafblind, with braille and tactile symbols
Easter Story cover

The Easter Story Simplified for Beginning Braille Readers

The Easter Story from the Bible is simplified for beginning braille readers and children who are deafblind using interactive tactile symbols.
colorful eggs with braille

Colorful Eggs: Tactual Book for Beginning Braille Readers

Create your own tactile book for Easter using braille and tactual materials for children who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind or with multiple disabilities
Top: 2 object key chains with braille tags (Ball and Button). Bottom: Adapted Pete the Cat book with paired object (button).

Making Choices with Objects

Tips to help children with multiple disabilities make choices using real objects

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