Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Parent Posts

homemade books
Added by Sandy Kenrick
Tips for making your own tactile books for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind. Great for early literacy and beginning reading for students with visual impairments!
scribble on paper
Added by Sandy Kenrick
Hands-on ideas for encouraging children who are deafblind or visually impaired to "scribble" as a pre-writing activity
tactile care "mom and dad love you"
Added by Sandy Kenrick
Create notes in braille or with tactile markers to let your child know that your thoughts are with them on the first day of school!
A young girl jumping on a trampoline
Added by Charlotte Mellor
A mother shares ideas for helping young children with visual impairments understand number concepts and counting
mother showing child birthday book
Added by Sandy Kenrick
The mother of a boy who is deafblind shares ideas on inviting family and friends to help to create a tactile book to celebrate his birthday.
young girl combing her hair
Added by Charlotte Mellor
Young children who are blind or visually impaired are often motivated to develop their language skills through music and action.
Book with hearts and says "Mommy Loves You"
Added by Sandy Kenrick
This is a strategy for parents or caregivers who will be separated from a child who is deafblind or who might not understand where the person has gone.
A young boy puts toast into a toaster
Added by Sandy Kenrick
An overview of conversation boxes for children with a combined vision and hearing loss, with a hands-on example of how they can be used to develop communication skills and basic concepts
woman holds baby in pool
Added by Charlotte Mellor
This blog post by the mother of a young girl who is blind shows how preferred activities can be used to teach language and basic concepts as part of emergent literacy.
Personal identifier necklaces
Added by Sandy Kenrick
Personal identifiers help children who are deafblind to recognize people in their lives. This blog post shares ideas on how to create them.