[blindkid] Technology and Little Kid

Heather craney07 at rochester.rr.com
Thu Feb 18 12:10:45 UTC 2010


Thanks for this.  All of the print style letters I have seen are sans 
braille, and all of the braille tiles are plane squares or rectangles, with 
raised letters.  That is fine for older children, but letters that are cut 
out, like these are awsum.  Thanks so much.  Off to find a set.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway at gopbc.org>
To: "NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List,(for parents of blind children)" 
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Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: [blindkid] Technology and Little Kid


> There are even some toys like these from Playkool-- large, magnetic 3- D 
> plastic print letters and numbers which have braille made onto them, 
> though the number set actually has only the a for 1, b for 2 (etc.) 
> portion-- (they left of the number signs).
>
> Here is a link to them on amazon though they show to be out of stock.  If 
> they're not made anymore, watch for them on ebay.
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Playskool-Magnetic-Letters-Numbers-Pack/dp/B000O5H3DI
>
> Richard
>
>
>
>
> On Feb 18, 2010, at 12:52 AM, DrV wrote:
>
>> I'm pretty techno-liberal, but I agree with Mike.
>> That being said, one of my younger son's favorite "toys" was a 
>>  Perkins -> at 2 or 3 he would sit on the floor & intensely "type" on 
>> the keys with the same fervor & rhythm as my wife & older son as  they 
>> brailled away at the kitchen table. In retrospect, I do wish  someone 
>> like Mike would have suggested scribbling on a Slate &  Stylus however.
>> My older son started on the BrailleNote in first grade, the younger  one 
>> in kindergarten.
>> They each enjoyed "scribbling" with JAWS on the computer in preschool.
>> There are many great alphabet toys, some that are toy laptops with a 
>> QWERTY keyboard layout - you just add the braille label letters &  they 
>> become readily accessible and are completely age appropriate.  They teach 
>> letters & phonics & easier words in a very age- appropriate manner.
>> Eric V
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com>
>> To: "NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List,(for parents of blind children)" 
>> <blindkid at nfbnet.org
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>> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 19:46
>> Subject: Re: [blindkid] Technology and Little Kid
>>
>>
>>> A slate and stylus!
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Andrews"  <dandrews at visi.com>
>>> To: <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:01 PM
>>> Subject: [blindkid] Technology and Little Kid
>>>
>>>
>>>> I got asked a question, the other day, and since most of my  experience 
>>>> is with blind adults -- I didn't know quite what to  say.  A woman said 
>>>> she had a four year old totally blind daughter,  and she wanted her to 
>>>> keep up with her peers in technology, so  what assistive 
>>>> technology/technology is here  -- should she start  using with her 
>>>> child?
>>>>
>>>> Dave
>>>>
>>>>
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