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Great Expectations: Bringing Picture Books to Life for Blind Kids

by National Braille Press


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An Introduction to Some of Our Favorite Multi-Sensory Activities from the Great Expectations Program

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The online activities for the Great Expectations program are created especially for blind children and use a multi-sensory approach — through song, tactile play, body movement, engaged listening, and word play — to promote active reading experiences for children with visual impairments. To give you an idea of what the free online material is like, this book contains sample activities from each of the first 8 Great Expectations books. Use these at home or in the classroom — and then go to for over 70 more free activities!

Each book in the Great Expectations program is chosen for its unique theme and is supplemented with free online material for use in the home or classroom to further explore concepts found within the stories. Parents and teachers will learn how to describe a picture in a book; how to explore a book's visual concepts; how to have fun telling "the whole story;" and how to use play to gain a deeper understanding of a story's meaning. Children will learn how to listen carefully to words, feelings (voice), actions, scene, plot, and character development — elements that they would otherwise miss by not seeing the pictures.