[nfbmi-talk] Fw: [Brl-coordinators] Braille Reading Pals Club
Mary Ann Rojek
brightsmile1953 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 25 22:55:02 UTC 2010
National Federation of the Blind
Braille Reading Pals Club
Registration is now open for the New Year beginning April 1, 2010.
The Braille Reading Pals Club is an early literacy program that encourages parents to read daily with their blind or low-vision child (ages infant to seven).
Participating club members will receive:
a.. A print-Braille book and a plush reading pal
b.. Monthly parent e-newsletter promoting tips for early Braille literacy
c.. Quarterly Braille activity sheets for young children
d.. Braille birthday cards for child participants
e.. Access to a network of resources devoted to serving parents of blind children
Mission of the Program
a.. Introduce young children and their families to Braille
b.. Provide parents literacy strategies to use with their children
c.. Direct parents to essential resources for promoting success for their young blind children
d.. Help parents promote early literacy skills, a love of reading, and a positive attitude about Braille through daily reading with their blind children
To learn more about this exciting program, or to register, please visit www.nfb.org/readingpals , or call (410) 659-9314, ext. 2295.
Cosponsored by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)
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