Snowman, snowman, what do you see?

Emerging readers will warmup to reading with this illustrated braille book!

World Braille Day (January 4) celebrates the awareness of the importance of braille. In honor of World Braille Day, we are sharing a simple braille book for emerging readers. Looking for World Braille Day activities? Create copies of this book for your student’s classroom. Ask your emerging reader to read the book to his/her peers. If your student is older, ask your student to read the book to a younger classroom. Put a copy of the braille book in the school library so that other students can check it out.

Emerging readers love the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear book. The simple repetitive, upbeat sentences and the illustrations that provide hints to the next animal help young readers build confidence. This teacher-created snowman book is a winter-themed twist to the classic book.

Snowman, snowman, what do you see?

Snowman, snowman, what do you see?

I see a snowflake looking at me.

Snowflake, snowflake, what do you see?

I see a snowy tree looking at me.

Snowy tree, snowy tree, what do you see?

I see snow boots looking at me.

Snow boots, snow boots, what do you see?

I see a warm house looking at me.

Download the Snowman, Snowman sentences here.

Create your own Snowman emerging reader book

Run two copies per book of the images through a tactile graphic machine (PIAF or Swell machine) to create raised line images. If you do not have access to a tactile graphic machine, create your own images using materials you have on hand (felt, cotton balls, foam board, etc.) to make each image.

outlined images of a snowman, snowflake, snowy tree, winter boots and house.

Download the Snowman, Snowman images. Separate images are provided, in case larger images are preferred:

Emboss or hand braille the sentences, one sentence per page. Staple or bind the pages to make a book. Cut the tactile images a part and adhere the corresponding image to each page.

By Diane Brauner

Back to Paths to Technology’s Home page

Student fingers on the Monarch. APH's photo.

Making math more accessible: Monarch’s Word processor

Cartoon caterpillar on a half eaten leaf reading a book.

Butterflies part 1: Caterpillars

Monarch multiline braille display

Graphing with the Monarch and Desmos