Resources for Teaching Your Kids About Braille

January 4, 2021

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Is it not amazing that humans can learn to read with their hands? January 4th is World Braille Day and the perfect time to explore these resources for teaching your kids about braille.

Resources for Teaching Your Kids About Braille text and image of a child closing his eyes and using his hand to read braille

Brail for Kids

World Braille Day is on Louis Braille’s birthday, the inventor of the braille form of communication.

Humans are pretty amazing. Should the Lord see fit for any one of our senses to be taken from us (for He gives and takes away, yet blessed be his name), our other senses are heightened in some sort.

They even can find new ways of communicating.

Those without sight are more in tune with their hearing, they pay attention to it – also to what they can feel and touch.

Louis Braille

Louis Braille (born in 1809 in France) became blind after a car accident in his childhood. When he was only 15 years of age, he created his very own code based on another writing system.

Braille was based on Charles Barbier’s night writing intended for night-time battlefield communications. Evolving over time, the braille system has become easier to read and is now used in many countries all over the world.

What is braille?

Braille is a six-dot finger-tip reading system with sixty-four possible combinations that represent alphabetic and numerical symbols using those six dots. The dots even can represent musical, mathematical, and scientific symbols.

Did I mention that, although braille is not a specific language, it is a code that can be translated into many different languages (including English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Arabic, Italian, and Hebrew)? It is pretty amazing.

On January 4th we can celebrate the importance and impact of communication through Braille. It also is a time when we celebrate the accessibility, rights, and independence of people who are visually impaired or blind.

Braille for Kids

Teaching Braille

Braille Learning Pack of printable worksheets

Braille Alphabet Printables

Braille Activities

Activities for Teaching Braille

Braille Games

Games to Teach Braille

Braille Videos

Hellen Keller Printables

In Conclusion

I am sure that those who are blind would have found their way through life and flourished as they are now. Yet, what blessing braille is. As we know it, Braille has become an essential form of communication, education, mode of expression, ability to convey an opinion, and social interaction with those all around the blind community.

So, help your kids celebrate this system of communication that helps so many people in our world today.

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