Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Braille Reading Pals Club

Woman and girl look at book together.

The Braille Reading Pals Club is an early literacy program that fosters positive attitudes about braille for children and their families and promotes a love of reading by encouraging parents to read daily with their blind or low vision child.  Sponsored by NFB (National Federation of the Blind), the mission of the program is to introduce young children and their families to braille and to provide parents with literacy strategies to try with their children.

Members of the club will receive:

  • A print-braille book and a plush reading pal
  • Monthly parent e-newsletter promoting tips for early braille literacy
  • Quarterly braille activity sheets for young children
  • Braille birthday cards for child participants
  • Access to a network of resources devoted to serving parents of blind children
  • Electronic reading log to track the time read with children each day
  • Subscription to Future Reflections, a publication for parents of blind children


Posted on January 31, 2013
Updated on: November 27, 2018