Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Tactile Holidays

Braille labels and textures on Christmas packages

This blog post from Thomas Marshall Does It All is full of creative ideas to make the holidays more accessible to all children.  Try some of the following:

  • Put child-friendly Christmas decorations down at the child's height, so they can explore them.
  • Use garlands around doors, so they can feel them as they trail the walls
  • Hang sleigh bells from door knobs, so they ring when the door is opened or closed
  • Use holiday scents to create a festive mood
  • Make 3-D gift wrap using textures
  • Make texture cards
Posted on December 20, 2012
Updated on: February 7, 2018