By Tracy Fitch
For each month I like to create tactile books for my kids who are either pre-braille or those with severe or profound intellectual disabilities who need exporure to tactile materials. I like for the books to be meaningful, fun and fit in with the theme of what the class would be talking about each month. What I typically do is to research kids songs or poems that follow a seasonal theme. I then choose a couple to create a book with. I will usually make one simple counting book and one book that is more of an actual story.
Websites I like to use are:
There are many others, but these are just a few that I typically return to each month.
You can keep it simple with foam shapes that you find each season at hobby stores. You can also create your own pictures with real items or more life like stickers that can be found in the scrapbook aisle of a craft store.
I’ve provided examples of books I’ve made for February through April.
Here’s an idea for St. Patrick’s Day!
This is a nice book to make in March to welcome Spring!