In the third grade, children are perfecting their reading and writing skills. Sometimes it can be a frustrating experience. Give your child a glimpse of how other students approach reading, by teaching him how the blind use braille.
The braille alphabet is composed of six possible bumps, two horizontal and three vertical. Different combinations of one or many of the six bumps are created to form letters (and numbers). People who understand braille can read words by feeling which bumps out of the possible six are there to make a certain letter - those braille letters then spell out a complete word. Although this sounds tricky, you'll surprise your child with just how easy this truly is.
What You Need:
- index cards
- soft surface (such as a computer mouse pad)
- sharp pencil