Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Early Emergent Literacy -- Handling Books

A toddler handling a board book

In this 2:22 minute video clip from National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness, this typically developing eight month old is shown handling a book. She has been read to every day of her life. Notice that there are toys around her, but she is more interested in her book. Children with significant disabilities are not often given the opportunity to handle books, which is a very important component of literacy.

 

 

Posted on March 12, 2012
Updated on: November 28, 2018