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Blind kids benefit from picture descriptions every bit as much as sighted kids do from seeing the pictures. Don't forget to share these picture descriptions, written by a descriptive audio expert, especially for Great Expectations!

Picture Descriptions for Measuring Penny

These descriptions were written by Jill Robbins for Great Expectations

Measuring Penny Read-Along

Listen to Measuring Penny being read out loud. Can you follow along in braille?

Word Power!

Descriptive words help explain how something feels, tastes, or smells, and what size or shape it is. Using some of the words below, how would you describe these items?

Ice cubes
Face cloth
Tennis ball
Ice cream

  • Textures — hard, soft, smooth, rough, slimy, fluffy
  • Tastes — sweet, sour, bitter, tart, spicy, creamy
  • Smells — flowery, musty, fresh, stinky, fruity
  • Sizes — large, small, gigantic, tiny
  • Shapes — round, square, flat, tubular

Funny — But True!

Did you know that birds collect dog hair to put in their nests?
Check out this fun website to read more fun and amazing facts about dogs!

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