Category Archives: Early Literacy

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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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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Celebrate With Seedlings In July!

From the mailbag: Image Blocked We are celebrating 30 years of service by giving you a gift: 30% off all of our braille books during the month of July!   Thirty years ago, Seedlings Braille Books for Children was born in the … Continue reading

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NFB Free Slate Program

From the April 2014 Imagineering Our Future : Do you need a new slate and stylus?  Are you learning Braille and need to practice writing?  Are your old labels looking a little shabby?  We have the answer! The NFB has started … Continue reading

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Seedlings’ Book Angel Program is Open for 2014!

Every child should enjoy the gift of reading and the pleasure of his or her own library.  Seedlings, through their Book Angel program, helps parents of blind/visually impaired children build their braille and twin vision libraries by giving B/VI children … Continue reading

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Help Gone Reading Make A Difference

I saw Gone Reading profiled on the 101 Books blog and thought it’s a rather clever idea for a charity. Essentially, 100% of the profits Gone Reading makes from your purchases goes to reading-related charities. Admittedly, the charities aren’t geared … Continue reading

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