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Pre-Braille Experiences for Infants and Toddlers

Young boy explores objects on tray, including apple and sand.

Pre‑Braille Experiences for Infants and Toddlers

by Terry Connolly; Future Reflections (Winter 2001)

Infants and toddlers benefit from many different types of experiences in their early years, to help them to develop necessary concepts and skills for learning braille.  These include:

  • number concepts and patterns
  • motor skills
  • exposure to braille in daily life
  • literature-rich experiences
  • reading from left to right
  • moving from concrete to abstract

Author Terry Connolly offers specific suggestions in this article.

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Posted on February 12, 2012
Updated on: March 28, 2018