Category Archives: Early Literacy

Time to Sign Up for Braille Readers are Leaders!

Peanut loves a good competition–learn more and join him at the American Action Fund! From the mailbag: As part of its mission to promote Braille reading, the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is sponsoring Braille Readers Are … Continue reading

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TVI or future TVI looking for a summer gig? The NFB’s BELL Program may have the opportunity for you!

From the mailbag: Participate in the NFB BELL Academy Teacher Immersion Program Are you a teacher of blind students or a future teacher working on certification? Consider training and support with NFB BELL Academy.  Apply for the National Federation of … Continue reading

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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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BELL is coming to Kansas!

The National Federation of the Blind’s Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy is coming to Kansas City!  The Kansas session will be held from Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 21 at KSSB; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Please Donate to Seedlings’ Annual Auction

Seedlings is by far one of my favorite charities:  they provide free and low-cost braille and twin-vision books.  We’ve been fortunate beneficiaries of their contests and their annual Book Angel program, and they’ve been instrumental in building Peanut’s braille library … 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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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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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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