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Colorful Eggs: Tactile 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

My student is 5 years old and a beginning braille reader. He loves simple sight word books that he can read a long with. I love adapting these books for him by making them tactual and in braille.  The student is also learning about colors and this is a great way to incorporate these concepts that he comes across in his everyday environment. With Easter coming up, I thought it would be a fun book for him to read and explore!

Materials

  • textured papers
  • yarns
  • objects
  • buttons, pompoms, and other tactile materials
  • glue
  • braille paper
  • braille writer

Procedure

  • Each page says “A _________ egg.” which allows you to add in as many as you like.
A pink egg
A pink egg
Blue egg
A blue egg
Red egg
A red egg
  • I have an assortment of textured papers, yarns, and objects that I used to create each egg. I always keep everything on the egg of the color listed on the page.
  • The last page of the book is ” A colorful egg.” I used this as an opportunity to have my student contribute to the book by having him create his own textured egg that can be glued into the book. 
Colorful eggs
Colorful Eggs tactile book with tactile illustrations and braille

This is a very basic book with fun textures that I believe could be enjoyed by students with vision impairments and multiple disabilities. 

Collage of colorful eggs: Make your own tactile book for Easter for children who are blind or visually impaired
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