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Braille learning at home

Find four fun ways to engage your child with braille at home: drawing, apps, music and books!

Drawing with braille

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 braille drawings and discover how to send in drawings that you come up with on your own.

Braille apps

Apps for learning braille are also now available, some aimed at braille learners who would prefer to use voiceover and some for those who are learning using their sight.

Learn with music

If you learn well using music and mnemonics, you can also check out this braille learning rap! 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. The full lyrics are also available for download from Paths to Literacy, a website for parents and educators of students with visual impairment sponsored by Perkins and TSBVI.

Free Braille Books

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 for free braille books 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.”


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