An introduction to the series, including the background of the project as well as what you can expect each week until World Braille Day 2023.
Bite-sized recipes for big fun and early skill development in
braille reading and writing!
Braille Bites is a series of videos and resource guides for anyone who is supporting blind and low vision learners to explore and gather information about their worlds using the sense of touch. Each episode is a short video presented in the style of a cooking show with each activity written as a recipe! Videos and resource materials from our first season are posted below, as well as how you can connect with us on social media via Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Braille Bites Season 1
Episode 1 - Paper Growth Chart
With just a few adaptations to a growth chart, young children can use touch to keep track of how much they have grown!
Episode 2 - Colouring Screen Board
Make any drawing into a textured masterpiece. Grab a few key materials and some crayons and get colouring!
Episode 3 - Magnet Fishing Game
With a pole, some line, and some magnets, you and your learner can go fishing for some tactile exploration fun!
Episode 4 - Magic Bag
Put a little magic into your tactile discrimination and exploration activities with this easy recipe using household items!
Episode 5 - Tactile Sorting Game
We now move to exploring surfaces with fingertips. We only need some magnets, a baking sheet, and some fun textures!
Episode 6 - Early Tracking Stories
Now that we are exploring surfaces with fingertips, let's try following a line with a cool story and neat materials to explore!
Episode 7 - Stringing Beads
We now move on to dexterity. It's amazing how much fun we can have with some beads and string - but don't stop at beads!
Episode 8 - Shapes and Textures
Let's keep building those fine motor skills for tactile exploration. Join Jen as she kneads, stamps, cuts, and rolls away!
Episode 9 - Tactile Scavenger Hunt
Join Jen on a tactile scavenger hunt where we're searching for objects with a particular set of tactile characteristics. See how many you can find!
Episode 10 - Language Experience Books
Daphne returns with a recipe for building experience books - a great way to create tactile guides for memorable events and concepts!
Episode 11 - Name Song
Our most musical recipe yet! Join Daphne as she sings a song about names and shares a handy activity to teach the letters of our names.
Episode Twelve - All About Me!
To top off Season 1 we're making stories based on your learner's self-knowledge, creating engaging stories where they are the star!