Category Archives: Adventures in Reading

Learn UEB Online!

Note:  I haven’t tested this program myself, so I can’t vouch for it.  I’m also fairly sure Nemeth is the preferred braille format for mathematics in the US rather than UEB math (particularly if your student is going to do … Continue reading

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Time to grow a reader with Seedlings

Seedlings Book Angel program is open for 2019!  B/VI kiddos in the United States and Canada up to age 21 can receive three free books by registering here:  http://seedlings.org/bkangel2009.php  Aside from the awesomeness of getting books, Seedlings is extra awesome … Continue reading

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FREE (Yes, FREE!) Books for Big Kids

I love Seedlings:  their Book Angel program, among others, has been life-changing for our family.  I am delighted to share today’s From the Mailbag–a SEEDLINGS GIVEAWAY for older kids!!  This is quick and easy to do–you only need to snap a … Continue reading

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The Braille Institute’s Special Collection

It’s been a few years since I wrote about the Braille Institute’s Special Collection program, and at the time, Peanut was fairly new at Braille.  Now that he’s completed his first Braille Challenge, and I just got the Winter 2018 … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Read Across America!!

Finally, I can say that my little boy loves to read.  It’s been a journey with many helpers over many years, but we are finally there.  He still prefers listening to audio books to reading with his fingers, but he’s … Continue reading

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BELL Comes to Kansas!

I am BEYOND EXCITED to share that the NFB’s BELL Program is finally coming to Kansas this year!  I’ve pasted the email I received regarding the program below. FROM THE MAILBAG: The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas is … Continue reading

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Adventures in Reading: Can You Make a Scary Face?

Sprout’s current absolute favorite book–I’ve read it at least 20 times now, most of those in a row, since we checked it out on Saturday–is Jan Thomas’ Can You Make a Scary Face?  The book features a brightly-colored lady bug … Continue reading

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2015 Book Angel Program Is Now Open!

From the mailbag: Just a reminder … Seedlings Braille Books for Children’s 2015 Book Angel Program is now open! Register to receive 2 free braille books for your V-I child! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We would like to invite you to register your child … Continue reading

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Adventures in Reading: Mighty Dads

On a recent library trip, we found a wonderful, high-contrast story celebrating dads and their little guys or gals:  Mighty Dads, by Joan Holub, pictures by James Dean.  If your child loves Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, he or she will … Continue reading

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Adventures in Reading: Here We Go!

It may go without saying, but I’m a huge fan of Eric Carle.  Even before I sought out children’s books with brightly colored, high-contrast illustrations, Carle’s tissue-paper creations had a warm place in my heart.  I grew up with The … Continue reading

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