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Below are strategies posts related to Emergent Literacy.



Liam's word book

Braille Word Dictionary

Create a personalized braille word dictionary for your students who are blind or visually impaired!
nature board with butterflies and bugs

Nature Board

This tactile Nature Board can be used to motivate and support students in braille and math activities.
tactile bingo

Tactile Bingo

This activity takes the classic game of bingo and makes it accessible with tactile cards for students who are visually impaired.
tactile tangrams collage

Tactile Tangrams

This tactile tangrams activity is a great prebraille or math activity for students with visual impairments.
tactile duckling

Ruby in Her Own Time

This tactile book tells the story of "Ruby in Her Own Time" for students with visual impairments.
Page of Brushing Teeth book

Brushing Teeth: Tactile Book

This tactile book uses real objects, words and pictures to sequence the steps in a toothbrushing routine for learners who are deafblind.
abacus

Enabling Access to Maths

Tips on making math accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
Tactile illustration of horse

Class Projects

Tips on including young students who are blind or visually impaired in classroom projects
raindrops

Concept Cards: Rain

These tactile cards are designed to help students who are blind or visually impaired to learn basic concepts.
web concept card

Concept Cards

These tactile cards are designed to help students who are blind or visually impaired to learn basic concepts.
sensory bag

Sensory Bags

Sensory bags can be used to increase tactile exploration, hand strength and finger coordination, as well as cognitive concepts with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
Notes for Liam box

Supporting and Encouraging Friendships

Tips on promoting inclusion with children who are blind or deafblind in mainstream settings
spiderman cover page

Spiderman-Themed Braille Book

This book was created by a preschool braille student, using tactile illustrations.
open box for initial letter sound activity

Strategies to Make Literacy Meaningful to Beginning Braille Readers

Use the child's individual interests to provide motivation and meaning in braille instruction.
snow braille book collage

Braille Book About Snow

Create a tactile book about snow for children with visual impairments using this craft version of "snow"
car braille book title page

Car Braille Book

This car braille book was created by a preschool student and is a great example of emergent literacy for children with visual impairments.
bedtime routine

Counting Down the Days

This activity is designed to help children who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired to count down the days until an event occurs using a tactile chart with braille.
memory caps game

Memory Caps Game

Reinforce concepts such as shapes, turn taking, counting and more with this memory caps game for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Under Water tactile poster

Tactile Poster

Tactile poster idea for students who are visually impaired.
Student crawling through tunnel

Integrating Emergent Literacy into Adaptive PE

This activity integrates adapted physical education, speech therapy and emergent literacy for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.

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