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Read Books! Braille Books for Children

2/2/2004:   National Braille Press (NBP) is looking to reach out to families with children who are blind or vision-impaired. If your organization works with such families, look into the ReadBooks! program, which offers families with young blind children, birth through age 7, a free book bag containing print/braille books, a braille primer for parents, braille alphabet cards, bookmarks, a colorful print/braille place mat, and a resource book. Kits are available in English and Spanish.

A national children's braille literacy program, Readbooks! aims to encourage families with blind children to read print/braille books together to foster a love of books and reading at an early age, expose parents of blind preschool children to braille as an effective method of reading and writing, and introduce visually impaired children to a means of reading independently.

To get these materials in the right hands, you can direct families to NBP, provide NBP with their address or contact information, or distribute the materials directly to families in your area.

For more information, visit www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/readbooks or call Amy Ruell, National Read Books! Program Manager, at 888/965-8965.

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