Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

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Full Lighthouse Items

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch: A Cross-Curricular Approach to Reading Readiness for Braille

By gwyn52
This cross-curricular approach includes literacy, numeracy, science and humanities including opportunities to develop social skills for children with visual impairment.
pre-braille activity

Positional Concept Activity for Pre-Braille

By Liz Eagan
Positional concept activity for prebraille students who are visually impaired
mainstream chart

Modifying Charts for Students with Visual Impairments

By gwyn52
Tips for modifying and adapting charts for students with visual impairments
Tactile town kit

Using APH Materials to Extend a Story: Playing at the Park

By Kristie Smith
This activity provides concrete, hands-on experience to supplement a story for students who are blind or visually impaired.
pop dots for math array

10 by 10 Array Board for Students with Visual Impairments

By KC Wilson
Activity using 10 by 10 array boards to assist in teaching multiplication and math skills to students who are blind or visually impaired.
"What Shape Am I?" cover page

What Shape Am I?

By Kayleigh Joiner
Tactile book of shapes for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Interactive bulletin board

Interactive Bulletin Board - October

By ross181
A Speech Pathologist (SLP) shares an interactive Halloween activity for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
seashells

Cross Curricular Planning: Seaside

By gwyn52
Theme-based cross-curricular lessons for children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities
mountbatten collage

Introducing Young Children to the Mountbatten Brailler

By Liz Eagan
Tips on introducing the Mountbatter braille writer to young children who are blind or visually impaired
Cover of The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Story Box for "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything"

By kimberlyd415
This storybox is a favorite at Halloween, using real objects and concrete tactile representations of items and events in the book.
protractors and other measuring devices

Top Access Tips: Measuring Angles (sighted methods of access)

By gwyn52
Tips on how to modify measuring angles for students who are visually impaired
Velvet apple

Apple Book

By JFalcone
This tactile book can help beginning readers to explore different textures and shapes
tent

Cross Curricular Planning: Camping Trip

By gwyn52
Many skills and concepts can be taught to children who are blind or visually impaired through a single experience or event, such as camping.
piece of build a word layout

Build-a-Word: a Word Game for Beginning Braille Students

By Liz Eagan
This activity helps young readers to build braille words making word families, as well as using suffixes and contractions.
chef hat, pot, and whisk

People as Helpers: Cook

By gwyn52
Multi-sensory ideas for cooking in the kitchen with children who are blind or visually impaired.
Bulletin board in braille classroom

Setting Up Your Braille Classroom

By Liz Eagan
Ideas for setting up a braille classroom that encourage student choice and differentiated learning.
Wikki Stix

10 Uses for Wikki Stix to Support Curriculum Access

By gwyn52
Using Wikki Stix to support the inclusion of children and young people with visual impairment and curriculum access.
cloud and sun

Sensory Areas: Weather

By gwyn52
This theme-based multisensory activity helps children who are blind or visually impaired to develop skills in all areas, including literacy, tactile, visual, and auditory skills.
tactile care "mom and dad love you"

Sending Your Child Off for the First Day of School

By Liamsmom
Create notes in braille or with tactile markers to let your child know that your thoughts are with them on the first day of school!
Assorted toys

Sensory Areas: Toys

By gwyn52
These ideas for theme-based multi-sensory activities help children with visual impairments to develop literacy and numeracy skills, as well as visual, auditory, and tactile awareness.

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