Early Literacy for All

I recently acquired a large, black Velcro-compatible table-top display stand.  Its initial purpose is as a marketing display tool.  However, I also can see myself using it to display story props, communication icons, and visual routines- all kinds of things that would promote early literacy for all!  

 Mary Had a Little Lamb adapted book with visuals on a black background.

The above picture is an example of how I might use it.  The Nursery Rhyme book is from a bundle I purchased from TeachersPayTeachers (.https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/)  These adapted books are great for keeping attention, as they have a visible endpoint (when all the pictures are gone!).  They are interactive, and you can work on matching and sequencing.  

Another resource to find “story props” is Kizclub  http://www.kizclub.com/.This website has props for lots of popular children’s books that you can download for free, and create an interactive storytime for all.  

One final great resource for storytime props is the Paul V Sherlock Center on Disabilities Adapted Literature and Lessons https://w3.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/wwslist.html.  These props were created with children with visual impairments in mind, so the visuals are clear, and usually already on a black background.  These are also free for you to download and use!  Interested in finding out more about how to make storytime accessible and fun for all?  Contact me- let’s chat! 

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