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Braille for Children
Teaching Braille to very young children can be challenging considering their short attention span. However, it can be successful! Here are some helpful ideas to help parents and teachers make learning Braille a positive experience for young children beginning at age three. Although this site is targeted towards the very young children it is also helpful for older children who may have cognitive delays. This site assists with teaching the very basics of pre-Braille and Braille skills. In addition, this site will help parents who are new to Braille be able to find and/or create activities for their child and will be able to easily assist their child with learning Braille providing the parents have a basic knowledge of Braille themselves. To get a good foundation of basic Braille, check out BRAILLE MADE EASY THROUGH CLIP ART. Then, to get started, go to DOT NUMBERS FOR BRAILLE.
- BRAILLE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR CHILDREN
- BRAILLE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH LOW VISION OR SIGHTED PEERS
- BRAILLE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
- NEW: Braille Basics Plus
- BRAILLE MADE EASY THROUGH CLIP ART (PDF)
- BRAILLE: UNLOCKING THE CODE
- BRAILLE WEBSITES FOR CHILDREN
- BRAILLING SIGNS IS COOL TO DO
- COMMON QUESTIONS PARENTS HAVE REGARDING BRAILLE
- FINGER LOCATION ON THE PERKINS
- FUTURE REFLECTIONS
Future Reflections is a magazine for parents and teachers of blind children. It is published quarterly by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in partnership with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children. Future Reflections is available free of charge.
- NATIONAL READING MEDIA ASSESSMENT (NRMA)
This assessment is available to help parents/educators determine if it is in the best interest for a child to learn Braille, print, or both.
- OTHER RECOMMENDED WEBSITES
- PERKINS PANDA EARLY LITERACY KIT
- READBOOKS! PROGRAM
- READING PALS CLUB
- RECOMMENDED LITERATURE
- SEEDLINGS “BOOK ANGEL PROGRAM”
Children may receive two free books a year from the Seedlings catalog.
- THE BRAILLE RAP SONG
- THE COMPLETE BRAILLE CHART (PDF)