Perkins Library isn't just for adults. PerKIDS can help get your children excited about reading through fun activities, seasonal programming and accessible games. Contact the children's librarian by calling 617-972-7242 or 1-800-852-3133 or emailing Library@Perkins.org and be sure to sign up for the PerKIDS newsletter to receive updates on Library events, fun activities and new releases.
The activities and contests listed below are not programs of the Perkins Library, but have been gathered together here as a service. For questions about any items listed, click on the link provided for more details.
Free Downloadable Audio Books for Kids
Braille drawings are a fun and creative way to learn about braille and to share the importance of braille literacy in a fun way. Find instructions for how to create drawings and discover how to send drawings that you come up with on your own.
Funky Braille Rap
Check out this funky braille rap! Click to listen to the MP3. The Braille Rap Song was written by Lynn Horton and Tammy Whitten as a fun way to teach braille to their students at the Helen Keller School located in Talladega, AL. Visit the Braille Rap Song page for the lyrics and for more information.
Through "Anna's Book Angel Program" at Seedlings Braille Books for Children, hundreds of braille books are being made in loving memory of Anna Kristina Bonde and given away free to children around the world.
Register online or call Seedlings at 800-777-8552. Seedlings will pick at least 10 children each week and send them one free book from his or her "wish list."
Are you having difficulty finding toys and games that are accessible and fun to play with? The free Toys 'R' Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids lists 85 great accessible toys that are available nationally. Check out the Toy Guide or call the National Lekotek Center at 800-366-PLAY.