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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let's Learn Shapes with Shapely-Cal

Blind children learn by touching. And what better way to learn about squares, triangles, circles, and wavy lines than by getting acquainted with Shapely-CAL!

Let's Learn Shapes with Shapely-CAL, developed by Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL), is a book of poetry - in large print and braille, plus raised, textured illustrations that can be read by blind children and adults without the intervention of a sighted person. Learners can “see” how shapes combine to form objects, complex scenes and actions, while enhancing pre-braille readiness skills.

In this delightful 21-page tactile shape book, Shapely-CAL rises up to introduce your child to all the many shapes that make up our world - from raindrops to footballs. Every child in the classroom, blind and sighted, and every member of the family will have hours of fun with Shapely-CAL.

Click this link to purchase Let's Learn Shapes with Shapely-Cal from National Braille Press.

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