Turn your students into decoding detectives for World Braille Day, January 4th!
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The American Foundation for the Blind has a nice kids section, Braille Bug, where they can learn about braille through games/puzzles.
Lots of cool decoding activities.
Access the Braille Bug overview for teachers here. Lots of interesting info. I didn’t know that braille was developed by Louis Braille when he was only 15 years old, and that the whole alphabet is based on only six dots.
- I thought it would be neat to print out the entire alphabet and create your own braille cards for the classroom. Students could make raised glue dots on each of the cards with white glue.
- Write spelling words in braille for word work.
- Make a welcome sign for the classroom in braille with circles cut from sand paper.
- Students can hide an object in the classroom and write a clue or two in braille for others to find it.
More sites on Braille!
Helen Keller was an inspiration to me as a child. In fact her story still inspires me. It is absolute proof that everyone can learn. I believe her story is a big factor in why I went into teaching and special education in particular. I’m so happy to see her museum online.
Braille Alphabet and Numbers (printable w/activity)
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