Sunday, August 30, 2009

I Love Braille

I've discovered I can actually read grade 1 Braille with my fingers now! It's kind of fun watching tv and reading at the same time. I'm very excited about teaching it to Skyler. He'll have to learn Braille differently than sighted people learn the alphabet, but I am sure I will get the training required before we come to that. Today we stopped by the store and all the back to school stuff is on sale, and me being me.. I had to get some construction paper and glue and other such craft things. (I also got some gorgeous blue yarn for very cheap, but that wasn't in the school supply section). We got home and I took a few minutes trying to think of my next craft idea. It struck me very suddenly and here's what I came up with:
Yay for construction paper and glue! You can't tell in the picture but I made each card huge, and they're all bright colours so he should have no trouble seeing them. We're going to put them up on the wall along with the English alphabet letters above each card. I know he's young, but it's never too early to encourage literacy.


Karen said...

That is a brilliant idea! I agree completely that starting early is a good idea. If he is exposed to the idea of reading all his life, it will be natural for him to pick up as he grows.

Stacie said...

How very creative! You did a great job.

LuckyOnce said...

That's an awesome project!