Thursday, July 12, 2018

What’s Early Lit for Kids Who Can’t See?

Over at the ALSC Blog earlier this month, Jill Rothstein addressed how to bring early literacy to children with low or no sight.  She highlights the importance of promoting early independent reading and writing in Braille, as well as considering pictures as spacial information to be decoded.

I found Rothstein's adapted activities for the 5 key practices (reading ,writing, singing, playing, talking) helpful in thinking about how to bring these practices into my library.  In particular, the information on obtaining or creating tactile books seems to be a budget-adaptable option to better serve children with low or no vision.

Read the full article HERE.

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