New Library Materials for September 2020

New Library Materials for September 2020

New Equipment

Box of cubes in different colors.

EQUIP
SS101
ColorCube
Color cubes [kit]. American Printing House for the Blind, [199-?]
Description: Fosters eye-hand coordination, awareness of spatial relationships, and matching and sequencing skills. Includes 73 colored translucent one-inch cubes in five colors. To be used with Light Box or Mini-Lite Box.

Materials that are in the kit.

EQUIP
SS103
Bejeweled
Bejeweled with braille [kit]. American Printing House for the Blind, [199-?]
Description: Braille Beads are small, plastic rectangles that have braille on one side and incised print letters on the other side. Each bead has two holes through which wire or cord may be threaded. Also included are fun image bead manipulatives, such as flower, peace sign, heart, and circle. Braille Bead dimensions are 10mm tall x 8mm wide x 5mm deep (braille height is 0.52mm). Making jewelry teaches students to: plan (a design or a word) ; organize materials (wire, cord, needles, scissors) ; sort (shape, size, color) ; practice fine motor skills (stringing beads, tying knots). Most importantly, Braille Beads encourage creativity! Beading is an activity that children enjoy for arts and crafts, and adults enjoy for pleasure and employment. Braille Beads allow children who are visually impaired and blind to create personalized objects of art they can wear. They can take pride in their creations and just by wearing braille jewelry, children become ambassadors for braille!
WARNING: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not intended for children ages 5 and under without adult supervision.

The box of items.

EQUIP
SS102
Parquetry
Parquetry pieces [kit]. American Printing House for the Blind, [199-?]
Description: Translucent shapes can be used for manipulation. Includes 80 pieces (in box) and one binder of worksheets. To be used with Light Box or Mini-Lite Box.

Some of the cards.

EQUIP
SS104
Outline
Outline shape cards. American Printing House for the Blind, [199-?]
1 set of 30 cards in a binder.
Description: For use with a light box or mini lite box. Translucent cards have black outlines of geometric shapes. Component of Light Box Materials [kit] Level II.

A swirly mat from this set.

EQUIP
SS105
Swirly
CVI
2
Swirly mat, Set CVI II [device] : for use with students with cortical visual impairment. American Printing House for the Blind, [2020?]
Description: Durable, non-toxic Swirly Mats Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). The mats in the CVI set are less complex and designed to be used with students with cortical vision impairments. All the mats can be used for locating, tracking, color discrimination, etc. Try them with the APH Mini-Lite Box for a different effect. Includes background mat. Always provide supervision when using Swirly Mats with young children. Mats are completely sealed; however, in the event of a rupture, small pieces inside the mats may be a choking hazard. Liquids are non-toxic but will stain. Use caution.

A set of swirly mats.

EQUIP
SS106
Swirly
FVA
2
Swirly mat, Set FVA II [device] : for use doing functional vision assessment. American Printing House for the Blind, [2020?]
Description: Durable, non-toxic Swirly Mats Functional Vision Assessment (FVA). The mats in the FVA II set are filled with glitter and other items and are useful for conducting functional vision assessments. All the mats can be used for locating, tracking, color discrimination, etc. Try them with the APH Mini-Lite Box for a different effect. Includes background mat. Always provide supervision when using Swirly Mats with young children. Mats are completely sealed; however, in the event of a rupture, small pieces inside the mats may be a choking hazard. Liquids are non-toxic but will stain. Use caution.

Both cases, with one open to show cards.

EQUIP
411
Quick
Quick Pick braille contractions UEB [kit] American Printing House for the Blind, [2020?]
100 cards in 2 sets : black and white, braille + 2 cases + 2 print keys + 2 sheets of instructions + 2 braille erasers.
Description: The Quick Pick educational game series provides a unique play format for students who are visually impaired and blind. Each Quick Pick title consists of a set of cards packaged in one or more plastic cases and includes a wooden tool. Each game card presents a question or other challenge with four possible answers. The student reads the card while it is still in the case. To play, the player chooses an answer by inserting the wooden tool in one of four holes in the front of the case. If the answer is correct, the card will slide out. If incorrect, the card will not pull out, and the player should try again. The object is to Quick Pick as many cards as possible on the first try. … includes two cases of fifty cards with each case representing a cross-section of braille contractions. On both sides of the cards, a braille contraction is on the top and four uncontracted answer choices are across the bottom.

New Braille Books

The set of book covers.

BRAILLE
362.4
Early
Rigby1
Early braille trade books [braille] : Rigby nonfiction. Kit 1. American Printing House for the Blind, [2011-2013]
6 print books with clear braille overlays.
Contents: Animals on my street / Julie Haydon — Frogs in the pond / Julie Haydon — My big tree / Heather Hammonds — Our dog / Heather Hammonds — Our pets / Julie Haydon — Puddles / Julie Haydon.
Small image of the set of book covers.

BRAILLE
362.4
Early
Rigby2
Early braille trade books [braille] : Rigby nonfiction. Kit 2. American Printing House for the Blind, [2006]
4 print books with clear braille overlays.
Contents: Animal bodies / Julie Haydon — Animals on our farm / Julie Haydon — Mothers and babies / Julie Haydon — Our fish / Heather Hammonds.

Small image of the set of book covers.

BRAILLE
362.4
Early
Rigby3
Early braille trade books [braille] : Rigby nonfiction. Kit 2. American Printing House for the Blind, [2006]
4 print books with clear braille overlays.
Contents: Hot sunny days / photography by John Pettitt — Rain is water / photography by John Pettitt — The sun, the wind, and the rain / illustrations by Lisa Simmons — Where did all the water go? / illustrations by Gus Hunter.
Description: “… combine[s] commercially available books with braille labels for beginning readers. These kits include books, braille labels, and access to an interactive website: tech.aph.org/ebt/. …The Rigby series provides nonfiction books that are aligned with national standards and provide motivating texts that systematically build high-frequency words and reading skills. Included interactive website allows you to: access a book summary and activities designed for braille readers — share or transfer student records to other teachers — maintain a listing and percentage of contractions learned by each student – great for documentation at IEP meetings — find books to use in conjunction with APH’s Building on Patterns (BOP) series.”–APH website.

September 28, 2020