Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

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Pages from the love book

How to Create a Tactile Love Book

By Charlotte Cushman
Directions of how to make a tactile book for a child who is blind or visually impaired to let them know you love them

“I Remember Memorial Day”

By RJSitten
Activities to honor Memorial Day with students with visual impairments
Bathroom theme box

DIY Theme Boxes

By Charlotte Cushman
Theme boxes can be used to help children who are blind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities to develop basic concepts, expand language, and understand experiences.
braille words on metal

Braille Word Board

By Leanne Grillot
This hands-on activity allows braille readers to build sentences using braille word cards
Big and little on the shelf

Opposites

By Katie Armstrong
This hands-on activity is designed to help young children who are blind or visually impaired or who have multiple disabilities to identify items that are same and different or big and little
Child counts objects

Adapted Counting Work

By Katie Armstrong
This counting activity uses a switch to reinforce the concept of 1:1 correspondence for children who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities.
textures on puzzle

Make your own textured puzzles!

By Liamsmom
Easy ideas for adapting puzzles with textures for children who are blind or who have multiple disabilities, making this a multi-sensory activity.
A young boy examines a tactile book.

Teaching sign language to my deaf-blind son through books

By Liamsmom
Fun ideas to teach sign language to a deafblind child through literacy
Tactile number line

Tactile Number Line

By Charlotte Cushman
Create a tactile number line to help blind kids and students with multiple disabilities to understand the sequence and value of numbers.
Crocodile and monkeys

Five Little Monkeys Tactile Book

By Diane Brauner
This tactile book for emergent braille readers helps to develop tactile skills, as well as counting, positional concepts, and other important skills for beginning readers at the Kindergarten level.
Middle of page

Interactive Alphabet Book for Letter "M"

By Diane Brauner
This fun interactive book for young children who are blind or visually impaired encourages concept development through interactive activities with early literacy materials.
Egg carton math

Learning Multiplication Facts in a Fun Way

By RavichandranR
A practical strategy for teaching multiplication and math skills to students who are blind or visually impaired using concrete manipulatives
number book

Number Book

By Liamsmom
This fun hands-on activity uses real objects to help children who are blind or deafblind to learn to count and develop number concepts.
Storybox for Hop on Pop

Dr. Seuss Themed Activities

By Charlotte Cushman
Fun hands-on activities using Dr. Seuss books to teach concept development and literacy skills to children who are blind or visually impaired, including those who have multiple disabilities or who are deafblind
A way to organize objects for each letter

“M is for Mice.”

By Laurie Hudson
This early braille literacy activity uses real objects to help young children who are blind to learn the dots for each braille letter.
Paper octopus with numbers

Fun & Accessible Math and Number Activities

By Charlotte Cushman
Fun activities for children who are blind or visually impaired to learn math concepts, number awareness, and counting skills.

Counting Book

By Liamsmom
This counting book uses real objects and tactile symbols, along with ASL signs to teach numbers and counting to young children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind, or with multiple disabilities.
bulletin board for bookworms

Inching Our Way to Literacy

By Jbrown
Textures can be used to refer to the same book in different contexts for students who are blind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities.
A pair of red mittens

Story Box for "All You Need for a Snowman"

By Charlotte Cushman
This storybox is a fun winter activity for children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind or multiply disabled. Uses real objects about winter
Math icon

10 Strategies for Teaching Math to Children with Visual Impairments

By Charlotte Cushman
Helpful tips for teaching math to children who are blind or visually impaired

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