Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
- Read the large-print book by Kristie Smith, Dottie and Dots See Animal Spots – Located through Amazon and B&N (No real Braille; however a Braille teacher could add embossed letters.) Dottie and Dots are two fun-loving Braille cell characters who teach young children the Braille alphabet through representational Braille. Dottie is bossy and Dots is goofy, so the children laugh hard when the two travel to the zoo and begin to see Braille dots on animals at the zoo as well as on Dots’ favorite foods at the zoo restaurants.
- Read Learning Braille with Dots and Dottie also by Kristie Smith. Children will learn the dot count for each Braille letter through rhyme. (Email Kristie for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Kristie’s author spotlight on Lulupublishing.com)
- Keyboard all the songs and favorite books that relate to a zoo like : “I went to the animal fare”, “Dear Zoo” by Rod Cambell, Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?” by Dr. Bill Martin, Jr. and “If I Ran the Zoo” by Dr. Seuss
- Create a delicious dessert after children spend their imaginary day at the tactile town zoo. Simply pour delicious vanilla ice cream into a large stainless steel bowl and add colorful plastic zoo animals. Children can scoop their ice cream and compare their zoo animals to other children’s animals.
- Ask the child to bring her or his favorite zoo animal to school. They may bring as many as you suggest. Discuss features and attributes of the zoo animals.
- Braille, keyboard or write all the words that rhyme with zoo – have a contest to see who can find the most rhyming words
- Using APH’s Draftsmen Kit, the child can illustrate their own design of a tactile zoo.
- Use the Tic-Tac-Toe game inside of the tactile kit