Celebrate Children’s Book Week with Braille, Tactile, and Large-Print Books

Susan LaVentureI hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend, and maybe even scored some precious rest. This week, I wanted to alert you to another special occasion: Children’s Book Week!

Since 1919, Children’s Book Week has been celebrated nationally in schools, libraries, bookstores, and homes around the country—any place where there are children and books. How will you and your family celebrate?

Check the FamilyConnect calendar for events and programs near you, and explore the resources that partners like Bookshare, the Braille Institute of America, National Braille Press, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, and the American Printing House for the Blind have to offer.

And share your suggestions with other parents right here; what have been some of your child’s favorite books? What is your favorite resource for braille, large-print, or audio books? Have you ever created tactile books with your child? Explore FamilyConnect’s articles about Promoting Your Child’s Development of Reading and Writing Skills and Reading and Making Tactile Books with Your Child. Let’s share our good ideas!