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Ideas for developing early literacy, numeracy and visual skills

Developing Early Literacy, Numeracy and Visual Skills

Hands-on ideas for helping young children with visual impairments to develop early literacy, numeracy, and visual skills
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Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix can be used to make educational and recreational materials accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired.
Using everyday objects to teach concept development to children who are blind or visually impaired

Practical Ideas to Support Concept Development

Use everyday objects to help children who are blind or visually impaired to develop basic concepts with these hands-on activities.
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Les Doigts Qui Rêvent (Dreaming Fingers) Tactile Books

This French company creates and produces books for tactile readers, with rich tactile illustrations for young and emergent readers.
Bethany tactile illustration

Bethany stays for 1 sleepover with 1 Nana - Developing the concept of 'oneness'

This book for emergent braille readers used tactile illustrations and a simple story to reinforce the concept of the number "one".
collage of supermarket activity

Cross curricular theme to literacy and numeracy - The Supermarket

This activity shows that many skills in different subject areas can be taught through a single theme.
A young girl signs the number "two".

Two Pigs Sleeping: An Experience Book from China

Experience books can be a wonderful way to make the bridge between communication and literacy for young children with multiple disabilities.
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Pre-Literacy Activities to Try at Home

Touching and exploring different shapes and textures is an important pre-braille activity for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Fireman sam bucket story

Fireman Sam Story Bucket

This story bucket uses real objects to help children who are blind or visually impaired to understand the concept of the role of a fireman.
Cover of Gerald McBoing Boing

Gerald McBoing Boing is December 2013 Book Club Selection

December 2013 NBP Book Club Selection is a rhyming story based on the work of Dr. Seuss.
Young boy with braille book and his father

Learn more about Hadley's Online Course on Braille and Your Baby or Toddler

This interview explains what people can expect from the Hadley online course called "Braille & Your Baby or Toddler"
Cover of That's Not My Elephant

Touch and Feel Books from NBP

The latest board book from National Braille Press uses textures to teach young children sensory awareness and language skills.
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Letters in Braille from Santa

Receive a braille letter from Santa!
Lightbox with frogs

Lightboxes in Assessment and Training

Ideas on how to use a light box with young children with visual impairments to help them to make the transition from real objects to two-dimensional pictures.
Setting the stage for tactile understanding

Setting the Stage for Tactile Understanding

Ideas, activities and strategies for young tactile learners to develop basic concepts and pre-braille skills.
Find a course

Braille and Your Baby or Toddler

Tools and information for parents or adults wishing to help to prepare an infant or toddler for the world of braille
Page fluffer

Page Fluffers

Page fluffers are a way to adapt books for children with motor challenges by making it easier to turn the pages
Early tactile pattern game

Tactile Pattern Game

Ideas for creating a tactile matching or pattern game using a scarf hanger from IKEA
Robert the Robot

Supporting early maths and literacy with Robert the Robot

Literacy and numeracy activities for young children who are blind or visually impaired
Young child examins book of textures

DIY Book of Textures (Sensory Book)

Make your own texture book for young children who are blind or visually impaired!