You and your family can make braille books for your child that will be motivational to read.
Books can be homemade with tactual pictures. Here’s a page from a children’s book made for a child who enjoys the ocean. The water is blue “puff paint,” there is actual sand on the page, the sand dollar is a piece of cardboard (brown) with “glitter paint” used for the orange star. Below the print on the page is braille.
Story boxes can be made for books that your child enjoys. Objects can be gathered to represent things discussed in books. These can be stored in boxes or bags. Even if you don’t have the braille in the book, sharing the objects with your child will make reading more meaningful and motivational.
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel is a wonderful children’s book. To make it more meaningful for a child who is blind actual objects including a jacket, a sweater, slippers, a hat, a wooden sled, and other objects are gathered to be shared as the book is read.
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- Making Books Meaningful and Motivational
- Introduction to Braille Writing
- Portable Note Taking Devices
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- Braille Lessons in UEB
- How to Download and Use Perky Duck
- Families Learning Braille
- Technology for Children who are Visually Impaired
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- Who’s Who in Braille
- The Story of Louis Braille
- Stories of Braille Users
- Anna’s Story
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- An Update on Dots for Families and Stories of Braille Users
- Developing Children’s Braille and Literacy Skills
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