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January is National Braille Literacy Awareness Month, in honor of the creator of the Braille System, Louis Braille.   Louis created the raised dot code for himself and other individuals who were blind. Although Louis wasn’t born blind he became that way after injuring himself at a very young age by poking himself in the eye with his father’s awl.  An awl is a small pointed tool used for piercing holes in such things as leather (Louis’s father was a leather-worker).

Braille started out as a military code created by the French Army so they could communicate safely at night. It was originally called “night writing”.  When Louis was a young boy he learned about the night writing code and from it developed the braille code.

I love going through the calendar to find special dates and creating our lesson plans around some of them. We can cover history, science, music, and so much more this way!

Braille Resources

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Much Love & Many Blessings!

 

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