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Braille Bites

A new online series featuring recipes for early literacy activities and supporting tactile exploration skills.

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Introducing Braille Bites, a video series that makes early braille literacy fun and easily accessible! Created by the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) and Braille Literacy Canada, each episode is created in the style of a cooking show. These 2 to 4 minute videos introduce an easy step by step activity ‘recipe’ and outline the materials needed as ‘ingredients’. 

Image contains photos arranged in a grid. The first, starting at 12 o'clock and moving clockwise, is of a pair of hands gesturing to beads and craft materials in the cups of a muffin tin. The next photo shows a presenter wearing a white apron with the Braille Bites logo reading from sheets of hard copy braille. Next photo shows another presenter wearing the same apron and a black knit hat holding a wrapped gift. The final photo shows a presenter holding a card of the print alphabet in foam shapes and a binder with a child's name on the front. The Braille Bites logo is at the centre point of the grid. 

These recipes focus on fundamental skills such as using touch as a sensory learning channel – something that is important for all visually impaired learners, including those who are, or will eventually, read and write in braille.

The ingredients are readily sourced and easy to assemble. Each recipe is designed to engage the child in directed learning activities which encourage meaningful tactile exploration and information gathering.

Check out Braille Bites on the PRCVI website, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok for some tasty tactile learning fun!

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