Is there a tactile alternative to braille? It’s a valid question. I mean no disrespect to Louis Braille or the braille code and all its worth. I love braille, and I love innovation. I’m not one to get stuck in the idea that we can’t always strive for more, especially where
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I highly recommend sound books for pre-braille and beginning braille readers. Sound books can also be extremely motivating for kids who are not very interested in books otherwise, as well as struggling braille readers. They add another element to reading, lending themselves as a terrific multi-sensory tool for kids with visual impairments. The
Here is a super method for teaching place value to kids who are blind. Math activities for blind students are some of my favorite lessons to plan! I used a large piece of cardboard and three varying textured papers I bought at Hobby Lobby to create a tactile graphical organizer
The new echolocation toy featuring Bailey from Pixar's Finding Dory – with audio description on iTunes – (affiliate link) proves inclusion and diversity in toys are possible, and very necessary. I ran into Toys R' Us to grab some bubbles and a swim vest for Lucas now that it's finally summer weather in Boston.
Did you know you can watch movies with audio description for blind kids? I love movies. And now, Madilyn loves movies, too. I especially love a great film, but it seems like these days, even though there are so many movies being made, there just aren't a lot of movies coming out that I'm
Why You Should Start Saving Money Now You've done your research and decided you want to buy an iPad for your child. Great! But now you have to squeeze the money out of your already tight budget to make the purchase. Is it even possible to save enough money without putting an enormous strain on
Madilyn never really cared for puzzles when she was younger. Being blind, if it didn't make a sound, she took zero interest in it. And yes, some puzzles have audio, but they don't usually have a decent speaker, which equals bad sound. And Madilyn has a discriminating ear for anything that isn't good quality
When mentioning the developmental milestones, professionals repeatedly told me that I should expect my blind daughter to develop more slowly than her sighted peers. Other moms have told me they heard the same line. (Seriously, does this just flat out disturb you as much as it does me?!) But we know very well that
Are you a family member or friend of a blind child? Well if you're sighted, you probably don't have a way to write braille cards to send for birthdays or just to say hello. Maybe you don't even know braille. Well, don't worry- you're not alone. But there is a way you can still send braille cards
This is a blog post I originally published on my first Sensory Sun blog 6 years ago on March 10, 2011. Although I haven't brought this dream to life yet, I am proud of what I have done thus far. There have been obstacles, failures, and definitely heartache, but I will march on until all my