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					                     BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND MATERIAL LIST

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                  FIRST ITEM AND $1.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ITEM.


                                       Parents And Professionals
                     Backyards and Butterflies: Ways to Include Children with Disabilities in Outdoor Activi-
                     ties. Written by four mothers; a developmental psychologist, occupational therapist, special
                     educator and an illustrator. This book was written with families in mind, using low-tech,
                     inexpensive, homemade “assistive technology” ideas for use at home. The Reader will learn
                     how to build accessible planting tables, locate accessible garden sites, and adapt gardening
                     tools for special needs. There are many other adaptations for: fishing, berry picking, ani-
                     mals as well as other home projects to construct. All children deserve the opportunity to
                     enjoy our great out-of-doors and this innovative book helps parents and professionals to
                     make out-of-door projects and play accessible to special needs. $15.00 Paperback




                     Children with Visual Impairments Edited By Cay Holbrook, Ph.D.
                     Discovering and learning about a young child’s visual impairment can be a scary and lonely
                     time for parents. But, this guide written by parents and professionals including an ophthal-
                     mologist, optometrist, and special educators, provides parents with support and guidance.
                     Crucial topics covered include: Diagnosis & Treatment; Family & Life Adjustment, Your
                     Child’s Development, Early Intervention & Special Education, Literacy, Orientation & Mobil-
                     ity, Multiple and Visual Disabilities, Legal Issues, and The Years Ahead. $17.00 Paperback



                     Language, Literacy and Children with Special Needs By Sally Rogow
                     As more and more children with special needs are welcomed into primary classrooms, teach-
                     ers are searching for ways to ensure that they have plenty of opportunity to share in liter-
                     acy activities with their classmates. In Language, Literacy and Children with Special Needs,
                     Sally Rogow draws on the stories of real youngsters in real classrooms to show how this can
                     happen. Specific strategies for developing language awareness in a variety of situations are
                     liberally illustrated with sensitive descriptions of the children’s responses and concrete
                     examples of their work. Dr. Rogow’s firm conviction that inclusion benefits everyone per-
                     vades this book and is a source of inspiration for all teachers involved with children with
                     special needs. $17.00 paperback


                     Please Touch By Ettie Kasif, Israel
                     A wonderful book of 23 games and books to make. Fully illustrated the book is the product
                     of the creative work of one of the veteran workers at the Eliyah preschool in Israel.
                     Teachers and parents will thoroughly enjoy it. $32.00 Hardcover




                                               ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                               BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                               201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                               MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
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PHONE 989.779.9966
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                                                        Parents And Professionals

                            Living and Learning with Blind Children: A Guide for Parents and Teachers of Visually
                           Impaired Children By Felicity Harrison and Mary Crow
                           Children who are blind and visually impaired experience the world in unique ways. To help
                           them learn and develop, parents and teachers need to understand how such children relate
                           to their environment. Felicity Harrison and Mary Crow, who have spent years working with
                           children who are blind and their families, offering practical strategies for encouraging the
                           development of the child who is blind and interaction with his or her family and school com-
                           munity. $19.00 Paperback

                           Planet of the Blind By Stephen Kuusisto
                           Kuusisto has been fractionally sighted since birth, the result of postnatal care that severely
                           damaged his retinas. Brought up in a small town, ashamed of his difference, Kuusisto spent
                           much of his life trying to pass as sighted. Planet of the Blind, his stunning memoir, charts
                           the years of lonely childhood spent behind bottle-lens glasses, the depression that brought
                           him from obesity to anorexia, the struggle through high school, college, first love, and sex.
                           Hardcover $23.00              Paperback $12.00


                           Preschool Vision Stimulation: It’s More Than a Flashlight! By: Lois Harrell and Nancy
                           Akeson
                           One of our favorite books for working with children with low vision. Developmental perspec-
                           tives for infants and preschoolers who are visually and multi-impaired. With a glossary, re-
                           source guide to organizations, list of books for adults as well as a list of book for children.
                           $14.00 Paperback


                           Promoting Acceptance Of Children With Disabilities: From Tolerance To Inclusion
                           By P. Ann MacCuspie, Ph.D.
                           Written for parents and educators of children who are visually impaired, this book offers
                           practical suggestions for promoting the development of friendships and positive peer accep-
                           tance of children. Factors relevant to the social development and interaction of children
                     ble
                           with visual impairments are presented. Although written in response to research involving
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   Imag                    ties are clearly presented. This book provides an insightful look at the array of factors to
                           be considered in social settings like public school classrooms and playgrounds. The book
                           includes specific suggestions for classroom teachers, special educators, administrators, and
                           parents. The appendices list resources used in designing programs to promote social accep-
                           tance. $24.00 Paperback

                           See It My Way and TLC - My way By Marilyn Swieringa
                           Written after diabetes claimed her sight at the age of thirty-eight, these are must have
                           books for all who have contact with young adults and adults who have lost their vision. See
                           It My Way was written for friends who requested a handbook to guide them in dealing with
                           the blind. TLC – My Way relates her hospital experiences and is a guide to help the sighted
                           understand how to care for a patient who is blind. The contents of both are real and very
                           human. Each page documents the author’s experiences. A wife and mother, Marilyn was
                           determined to not only continue a “normal” family life but also to maintain her civic activi-
                           ties and responsibilities. Everyone who takes the time to read these books carefully will
                           come away enlightened as to the real world of a person who is blind and how to assist them.
                           $6.00 each or $10.00 set of two Paperback

                                                        ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
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                                                        MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
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                                                      Parents And Professionals

                            Shared Moments: Learning Games for Children with Disabilities By Sally Rogow, Ph.D. &
                            Julia Hass
                            Shared Moments is a book of learning for young children with visual, physical and/or devel-
                            opmental disabilities. This book will enable parents and caregivers to provide interaction,
                            stimulation, motivation, and fun. Specific guidelines for playing games with children who
                            have visual, physical, and/or developmental problems are given. $9.00 Paperback




                            What Blind People Wish Sighted People Knew About Blindness! By Harry Martin
                      ble
                            Harry Martin became blind as the result of an eye disease he contracted in the navy in
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         not                1973. His eye condition began as a severe visual impairment and finally resulted in his blind-
     age
  Im                        ness. This book is a must read for all sighted people! Paperback $15.00




                            The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special
                            Needs, A Guide for Parents and Teachers. By Sue Schwartz, Ph.D. and Joan E. Heller
                            Miller, Ed.M.
                            Now updated and expanded, The New Language of Toys is a fresh, hands-on approach to
                            using everyday toys--both store-bought and homemade -- to stimulate language development
                            in children with special needs from birth through age six. New to this edition are chapters
                            on computer technology, videotapes, and television. The section on toy dialogues is expanded
                            to include age-appropriate activities for six year olds. $18.00 Paperback



                            Teaching Visually Impaired Children By Virginia Bishop, Ph.D.
                            “As more visually impaired students are served in the regular classroom, basic and practical
                            information about instructional practices will be in greater demand. The original version of
                            Dr. Bishop’s book was published 25 years ago, and since then today’s classroom environment
                            has changed. Technology, expanding multicultural and international issues, and more flexible
                            concepts of families and schools have impacted the world of education. The skills empha-
                            sized in Dr. Bishop’s book encourage interdependence as well as independence, and the
                            teacher who follows its guidelines can build a learning environment which allows the student
                            choices and opportunities for the best education.” This is not a book that will sit on a shelf
                            to provide an illusion of knowledge. For the practitioner, it is a friendly and efficient con-
                            sultant, ready to provide another perspective on how a student who is visually impaired can
                            accomplish a task or achieve a new level of knowledge. Paperback $36.00 Hardcover
                            $52.00


                            You Don’t Have To Be Blind to See: By Jim Stovall

                            At the beginning of You Don’t Have to Be Blind to See, Jim Stovall asks readers, “Do you
                            have a vision for your life?” Most people don’t, he explains, and this leaves them to drift
                            along dissatisfied and hopeless, but unmotivated to change. It took a tragedy - total blind-
                            ness at the age of thirty - to force the author to see himself as he really was and truly
                            wanted to be and act on that vision. This powerful motivational book gives readers the keys
                            to discover their destiny. $19.00 Hardcover

                                                        ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
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                                               Parents And Professionals

                     The Simmons-Davidson Developmental Profile (SDDP) By Joyce Nesker Simmons and Iain
                     F. W. K. Davidson
                     The Simmons-Davidson Developmental Profile (SDDP) is a specialized assessment procedure
                     for use with young children who are blind and visually impaired. In the SDDP, the child is
                     always assessed in context, and thus, it is possible to compare the child’s performance
                     across settings. Guidelines are provided to gather and interpret information about the
                     child’s Health Care, Family and various Interventions. The result is that at the end of each
                     assessment, there is a clear and useful program plan.

                     The SDDP is an invaluable resource for all specialists in the field including teachers, psy-
                     chologists, pediatricians, nurses, doctors, physical and occupational therapists, early child-
                     hood specialists, and social workers. Parents are an integral part of this assessment proce-
                     dure and results are readily understandable.

                     Each Kit Includes:

                     1.   The Simmons-Davidson Developmental Profile: A Guide to its use (1 copy, 101 pages)

                     2.   The Simmons-Davidson Developmental Profile Completion Records (10 copies, 40 pages
                          each)

                     3.   Determinants of Development: Conceptualizing Young blind Children (102 pages)

                     Complete Kit (3 vols., 12 bks) $165.00


                     What It’s Like To Be Me
                     This book was written and illustrated entirely by children with disabilities. It contains art-
                     work and stories done by children who are blind, deaf, or physically, intellectually, and learn-
                     ing disabled. Example: “I can see a little, and I am happy about that. I use the little sight I
                     have as much as I can. Small things I feel with my fingers and big things with my eyes.” By
                     Thorne Olssom, $11.00 Paperback



                     Bean Bag Patterns By June Gustafson Munro
                     Many of you know June as the author of Movement Education. This booklet has patterns
                     for ten different bean bag items including a bird and frog. It can be used in the home or in
                     the classroom and has a letter home for parents in the back. $5.00 Paperback



                     Get A Wiggle On By Sherry Raynor &Richard Drouillard
                     A booklet for parents of infants who are blind or visually impaired with suggestions for as-
                     sisting development from birth to the walking stage. $5.00 Paperback



                     “Meneate “ - Get A Wiggle On (Spanish Version) By Sherry Raynor & Richard Drouillard
                     A booklet translated into Spanish by Maritza MacDonald from the original Get A Wiggle On
                     for parents of infants who are blind or visually impaired with suggestions for assisting de-
                     velopment from birth to the walking stage. $5.00 Paperback



                                                 ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                                 BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                 201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                 MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
                                                 E-MAIL: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org
PHONE 989.779.9966
                                                 www.blindchildrensfund.org                    FAX: 989.779.0015
                                               Parents And Professionals

                     Get Ready...Get Set.... Go! By Jeanette Schuch
                     A guide to teaching techniques for the parent or educator of the child who is blind focusing
                     on self help skills. $7.00 Paperback




                     How to Make it
                     A booklet of toys and furniture you can make at home for preschool children who are multi-
                     ply impaired. $3.00 Paperback




                      “Lessons” With A Child Who Is Blind By Michael Brambring
                     This book presents an account of one family’s experiences in rearing their daughter Chris-
                     tina who is congenitally blind. It is an outcome of their cooperation with the early interven-
                     tionist who visited them regularly to help them with this task. The account is built around
                     letters written to the parents after each early intervention visit. These provide a chrono-
                     logical account of their daughter’s development path. Translated from German. $20.00
                     Paperback


                     Learning to Look By Donna Heiner Ed.D
                     This book for parents of children who are severely visually impaired contains specific sug-
                     gestions on how to help your child use what vision he or she has or may have. $9.00 Paper-
                     back




                     Move It By Richard Drouillard & Sherry Raynor
                     A sequel to Get A Wiggle On, this booklet contains suggestions for assisting the develop-
                     ment of preschool children who are blind or visually impaired from walking to school en-
                     trance age. $5.00 Paperback



                     Helping Children Who Are Blind By Sandy Niemann and Namita Jacob
                     Helping Children who are Blind was written for use in developing countries this is the BEST
                     book written for parents and teachers anywhere! The well-written activities can assist par-
                     ents, caregivers, teachers; health workers, rehabilitation workers and others helping a child
                     with vision problems develop all his or her capabilities. The information in this book will
                     deepen their understanding of many topics, including: assessing how much a child can see,
                     preventing blindness, moving around safely, including learning activities in daily work, pre-
                     paring for child care or school, supporting parents of blind children, teaching daily activities
                     like eating, dressing, and keeping clean. Produced in collaboration with parents groups and
                     educators around the world, Helping Children who are Blind has proven to be appropriate for
                     a diverse culture setting. Special sections containing innovative charts on child development
                     and easy to make, low cost learning toys make this book a particularly useful resource. $
                     12.00 Paperback (Available in English & Spanish)



                                                   ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                                   BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                   201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                   MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
                                                   E-MAIL: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org
PHONE 989.779.9966
                                                   www.blindchildrensfund.org                  FAX: 989.779.0015
                                                Parents And Professionals

                     MOVEMENT EDUCATION       by June Munro This book is out of print, however, we have per-
                     mission from the author to reprint portions or the entire book.
                     A movement curriculum for preschoolers full of creative activities. Although not specifi-
                     cally developed for the blind or visually impaired, the activities need little or no adaptation.
                     Written by the parent of a child who is blind. $20.00 paperback



                     Our Kids are Great!
                     Parents of children who are blind or visually impaired share short stories about what their
                     children can do because of their help, love and attention. $3.00 Paperback



                     Teacher & Parent Packet revised 2002 (renamed from Parent Packet 1)
                     Full of ideas for the parents of a child who is blind! This booklet includes activities to teach
                     skills at home, toys to make, how to stimulate language, and readings on blindness for both
                     parents and children. $7.00 Paperback



                     !Miradme! - Watch Me Grow
                     This Spanish/English book contains month-to-month suggestions for assisting the develop-
                     ment of a child who is blind or visually impaired from birth to age three. $12.00 Paperback




                     VIP Newsletter
                     Contains valuable information regarding services, activities, products, and items of interest
                     to parents of children who are blind or visually impaired and the professionals who work
                     with them. Printed quarterly.
                     Annual Subscription $10.00/year US           $15.00/year outside US
                     Annual Subscription via e-mail $5.00/year US



                                   Children’s Books With Characters Who Are Blind


                     A Girl Named Helen Keller By Margo Lundell
                     This book describes the early life of Helen. It also has a one-hand manual alphabet chart in
                     the back of the book. $4.00 Paperback



                      Picture Book of Helen Keller By David A. Alder
                     A 30 page well written and nicely illustrated first biography of Helen Keller for young chil-
                     dren. $6.00 Paperback




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                                                  MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
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                              Children’s Books With Characters Who Are Blind

                     THE DOLL ON THE TOP SHELF By Ruth Turk
                     Annie Mae is an old doll with a faded dress. She is plain of face and dusty from sitting on
                     the selves of the Topshop far too long. When a grandmother comes in to the Toyshop to
                     buy her blind granddaughter a new doll for Christmas. When they discover that Annie Mae
                     is the only doll left. This book is an oversized children’s book for young readers. The Doll
                     on the Top Shelf is a Grade Two Braille text embossed on regular Braille paper which has
                     been glued to the regular page. Therefore, the Braille, the print, and the illustrations are
                     all on the same page. $22.00 Hardcover


                     Blueberry Eyes By Monica Driscoll Beatty Illustrated by Peg Michel
                     Little Meaghan, born with the vision disorder of amblyopia and strabismus, faces her fears
                     about eye surgery. Perfect for children, whether they just hate their glasses or will be
                     undergoing more serious treatment to correct their vision. The glossary at the end pro-
                     vides simple definitions for complicated terms. $9.00 Paperback



                     Brian’s Bird Written by Patricia A. Davis Illustrated by Layne Johnson
                     It’s Brian’s eighth birthday, and his family bought him a parakeet. He’s named it Scratchy,
                     because that’s what it feels like when the bird sits on his finger. Brian has been blind since
                     he was four. He can’t see Scratchy, but he can play with him and teach him to talk. $15.00
                     Hardcover


                     Jeremy’s Dreidel By Ellie Gellham
                     Jeremy read the sign that said, “Sign up for Hanukkah craft classes!” and signed up. He
                     decides to make a Dreidel, a spinning top used during the Jewish celebration, Hanukkah.
                     Jeremy intrigues his classmates by placing raised dots on his. Gives directions for the game
                     of Dreidel and a short description of Braille. $6.00 Paperback



                     Knots On A Counting Rope By Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault
                     A wonderful story about a young American Indian boy. The counting rope is the symbol of
                     the passage of time and the growth of the boy’s self-confidence, notwithstanding his blind-
                     ness. $15.00 Hardcover $6.00 Paperback


                     Listen for the Bus: David’s Story By Patricia McMahon
                     A new kindergartner, David takes the school bus and learns to find the art room. He is both
                     blind and hearing impaired. It gives a positive, realistic look at how a child like David accom-
                     plishes tasks others take for granted. It also teaches kids not to fear or tease those who
                     are different. $16.00 Hardcover

                     Telling Time By Sylvia Bendet
                     This lovely book is 91/2 x 101/2 inches printed at the American Printing House for the
                     Blind. There are 16 pages of clock faces in raised print and braille with movable hands and a
                     rhyme to go with each. $28.00 Hardcover


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                                                 BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                 201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                 MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
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                                 Childrens Books with Characters Who are Blind

                       The Night Search By Kate Chamberlin                               Illustrated by Dot Yoder
                       The Night Search is a first book by Kate Chamberlin. It is written especially for young
                       readers who are blind and for their friends. Hardcover $15.00                     Paperback
                       $9.00 Braille Print $25.00




                       The Secret Code By Dana Meachen Rau
                       A long needed book for young children to understand Braille. This book was written for
                       young children (4 to 8 years) so they can understand how children who are blind read Braille.
                       In simple language and colorful illustrations it tells the story of how Oscar, who is blind,
                       teaches his friend Lucy how to read his Braille Book.
                       Paperback $5.00        Hardcover $13.00




                     The World at His Fingertips By Barbara O’Connor. Illustrated by: Rochelle Draper
                     In this book the author goes into simple details about how Louis Braille came to invent the
                     braille alphabet. Very interesting reading. $16.00 Hardcover


                     T. J.’s Story Text and photographs by Arlene Schulman
                     A book about a nine-year-old boy who has been blind since birth. He describes various as-
                     pects of his life, including his reading braille, his use of a cane and the games he plays with
                     his friends and family. $16.00 Hardcover



                     Through Grandpa’s Eyes By Patricia MacLachlan & Deborah Kogan Ray
                     A picture book relating a shared day’s experiences between John and his Grandpa, who is
                     blind. $5.00 Paperback


                     Otto the Blind Otter By Susan Purkapile. A wonderful story about a blind otter that saves
                     his brothers from a dangerous situation. The book teaches a valuable lesson on love and ac-
                     ceptance. $14.00 Hardcover


                                                 Books for Children

                     Black on White By: Tana Hoban and White on Black By: Tana Hoban
                     These two Board books for infants and young children have black and white silhouettes as de-
                     fined by the titles. The books depict objects such as a butterfly, baby bottle, sailboat, horse
                     and others. $5.00 each Hardcover


                     26 Letters and 99 Cents By Tana Hoban
                     If you know the 26 letters of the alphabet and can count to 99 – or are just learning you’ll
                     love Tana Hoban’s brilliant creation. This innovative concept book is two books in one!
                     Paperback $5.00      Hardcover $16.00

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                                                    Books for Children




  BoardBooks Small board books that are good to use with children who have some sight.        $4.00 EACH.
  Find the Teddy*        Find the Duck*           Find the Piglet*
  Find the Puppy*        Find the Kitten*         Find the Bird

  Kid Kits of the starred (*) board books have a finger puppet added to the book. They can be utilized as a fur-
  ther device for assisting in visual search and for dramatic play. $11.00 each




                     Busy Toes By C.W. Bowie Illustrated by Fred Willingham
                     Tiptoe into the pages of this exquisitely illustrated book as we dig, squish, and splash our
                     way through the many secrets and delights of our toes truly a toe-tapping delight! $7.00
                     Hardcover



                     Exactly The Opposite By Tana Hoban
                     Brilliant photographs present a world of possible opposites. “Another winner from an artist
                     with a seemingly unlimited imagination.” Hardcover $16.00      Paperback $5.00




                     Colors Everywhere By Tana Hoban
                     In this wordless picture book…attention-grabbing color photographs float in the middle of
                     each page, accompanied by a color graph that pictorially represents the proportions of the
                     various colors found in each picture. The result is an engaging color game with many uses.
                     Very young children will enjoy naming the pictured objects, while older readers will be drawn
                     into exploring the colors’ varying tones. $16.00 Hardcover


                     Different Just Like Me Written and Illustrated by Lori Mitchell
                     The story is told from the point of view of a little girl anticipating a visit to her grand-
                     mother’s house. Everyday as she waits, the girl and her mother go on an errand. On each of
                     these trips, the child encounters someone who is different someone who is either older,
                     speaks another language, has a disability, or is of a different race, but who is doing the
                     same thing she is. Tolerance and acceptance are difficult concepts to address for a young
                     audience, and this book does it in a manner that can be applied to a number of situations.
                     $16.00 Hardcover


                     Fall is here! I love It! By Elaine W. Good Illustrated by Susie Shenk Wenger
                     “The garden needs to be put to sleep,” Mommy says. Here is fall’s glory captured in vibrant
                     text and watercolors. $7.00 Paperback



                                                 ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                                 BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                 201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                 MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
                                                 E-MAIL: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org
PHONE 989.779.9966
                                                 www.blindchildrensfund.org                   FAX: 989.779.0015
                                                    Books for Children

                     I Read Signs By Tana Hoban
                     Thirty familiar signs fill the pages of this handsome book, and invite the viewer to COME
                     IN!
                     Hardcover $16.00        Paperback $5.00


                     Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? By Tana Hoban
                     “A wordless concept picture book meant to teach basic colors to very young children does
                     its work excellently.”
                     Hardcover $16.00       Paperback $5.00


                     I Spy Little Book By Barbara McGrath
                     A nice board book for children with low vision. For example on one page there is a spoon and
                     key. The text is, “I spy a spoon and a golden key.” On the opposite page the child has to
                     find the spoon and key among many objects. $7.00 Hardcover


                     I Touch By Rachel Isadora
                     Another little Board book that uses simple wording about what a child touches which you can
                     use to expand upon things encountered in everyday life. “I Touch The Leaves” “Crunch,
                     Crunch” $7.00 Hardcover



                     It’s Summertime! By Elaine W. Good Illustrated By Susie Shenk Wenger
                     “It’s summer! I know it is! Want to know how I know? Strawberries!” Exclaims a rural
                     child, discovering what it is that makes summertime a special time of year. $7.00 Paper-
                     back



                     Let’s Count By Tana Hoban
                     A wordless book of full-color pictures add a new dimension to the excitement and fun of
                     counting when numbers are still fresh and something to be mastered. $16.00 Hardcover


                     Look Book By Tana Hoban
                     The newest entry in the “Look” collection is as fresh as the first, Just Look, published over
                     twenty-five years ago. Look Book features two full-color photographs of each subject,
                     viewed first through the now-familiar peephole in a black covering page that invites the
                     reader to play the guessing game again. $16.00 Hardcover


                     Louie By Ezra Jack Keats
                     Sometimes, quite without warning, one can look up and see someone, or something that one
                     loves with all one’s heart. Louie, silent, different Louie, whom no one had ever heard speak,
                     looked up and lost his heart to the puppet with the big eyes and the wishful smile and spoke.
                     $15.00 Hardcover




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                                                      Books for Children

                      Rain By Robert Kalan Illustrated by Donald Crews
                      One of the simplest and youngest concept books ever written, Rain takes its readers on a
                      trip they will want to repeat again and again. So put on your slicker. Paperback $5.00
                               Hardcover $16.00


                      No One Told the Aardvark By Deborah Eaton and Susan Halter Illustrated by Jim Spence
                      The notion of connecting personal human habits, such as eating and bathing, to the animal
                      kingdom provides an imaginative backdrop for learning animal behavior. Crocodile’s grin, and
                      aardvarks stick out their tongues in these friendly watercolor and colored pencil illustra-
                      tions. Investigative minds can further explore the facts presented in an expanded glossary
                      at the back of the book.
                                       Hardcover $16.00          Paperback $7.00


                      Sense-Abilities By Michelle O’Brien-Palmer
                      Kids 4 to 8 explore the five senses and take their first fun steps into science with Sense-
                      Abilities. Funny songs, the best books to read about each sense, and 74 irresistible activi-
                      ties inspire children to discover and adults to rediscover how taste, smell, sight and hearing
                      help us understand and live confidently in our world. $13.00 Paperback


                      Shapes, Shapes, Shapes By Tana Hoban
                      Young readers will marvel at the variety of shapes there are to discover in everyday ob-
                      jects: circles, squares, hearts, stars, and many more. “The scenes are sharp and well com-
                      posed.” – Kirkus Reviews. Hardcover $16.00        Paperback $5.00



                     Sugar Was My Best Food (Diabetes and Me)
                     By Carol Antoinette Peacock, Adair Gregory, & Kyle Carney Gregory Illustrated by Mary
                     Jones
                     Diabetes brought big changes for Adair. But little by little, he and his family learned to
                     manage his illness, and after awhile life got better. Adair’s true story will help other kids in
                     their struggle with diabetes or any difficult sickness. $15.00 Paperback


                     That’s What Happens When It’s Spring! By Elaine W. Good Illustrated by Susie Shenk
                     When is it spring? A child wonders. “Come, I’ll show you,” Mommy answers. The sights,
                     sounds, colors, and special feeling of spring come alive as experienced through a youngster’s
                     eyes. $7.00 Paperback


                     Stretching Ourselves: Kids with Cerebral Palsy Written by Alden R. Carter
                     Emily, Nic, and Tanner, three children with varying degrees of cerebral palsy, share their
                     challenging, daily-life experiences. Readers follow the children as they attend school, play,
                     and visit doctors and physical therapists. Throughout, they focus on what they can do and
                     what they can learn to do while acknowledging that it’s difficult when their bodies don’t al-
                     ways respond. $15.00 Hardcover



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                                                    Books for Children

                     The Bag I’m Taking To Grandma’s By Shirley Neitzel Pictures by Nancy Wenstow Parker
                     A good reality based story. It is difficult to convince your mother just what you need to
                     take with you to visit in “The Bag I’m Taking To Grandma’s.” Hardcover $15.00         Pa-
                     perback $5.00




                     Ten Black Dots By Donald Crews
                     What can you do with ten black dots? In this exciting, unique counting book, one dot can
                     make a sun, two dots can make the eyes of a fox, and three dots can make a snowman’s face.
                     And that’s just the beginning! Hardcover $16.00            Paperback $5.00




                     That Pig Lucy By Ron Schmidt        Illustrated by: Jane Ecclestone
                     Ron Schmidt was born and raised on a dairy farm in Springport, Michigan. Blind since the
                     age of three, he was not hindered in his work or education. Ron received his BS from the
                     University of Michigan. He moved to Leelanau County in 1987 with his wife, and twin daugh-
                     ters Robyn and Chelsea. This is his first children’s book. It is a true story about Lucy
                     (That Pig) that he used to tell to the twins. It is loved by all that hear it and is very de-
                     scriptive for children who are blind. Paperback/Print $8.00 Braille $8.00



                     Voices of Wolf Lake By Ron Schmidt
                     Ron Schmidt has been blind since age three. After graduating from college he moved to
                     Leelanau County. This is his second children’s book. Ron and his loyal companion and guide
                     dog are up North in Michigan enjoying fishing, trail walking, and the wild outdoors. They
                     come across a wild female wolf trapped and scared. See how they help this mother wolf and
                     her baby. Paperback/Print $8.00 Braille $8.00



                     Twin Tales By Ron Schmidt
                     This is Ron’s latest book. It is the tales that he told his twin daughters (Chelsea and Robyn)
                     when they were young children. In the retelling of this story, now the twins are adults, and
                     they have provided the illustrations of the stories they grew up on. It is a wonderful trip
                     down memory lane. $9.00 Paperback




                     The Dress I’ll Wear To The Party By Nancy Winslow Parker
                     “Playing dress-up has never been so much fun.” This upbeat picture book traces a girl’s
                     elaborate preparations for a party…Readers are in for a surprise when suddenly mother ap-
                     pears. Hardcover $14.00           Paperback $5.00




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                                                    Books for Children

                     The House I’ll Build For The Wrens By Nancy Winslow Parker
                     The spunky, cumulative rhyme starts with a little boy holding up plans for the wren house he
                     plans to build; it then goes on as he identifies each item he will use to construct it…From
                     the cheerful, rhyming text to the fetching art, this is a winner in every way. $15.00




                     The Jacket I Wear In the Snow By Shirly Neitzel Pictures by Nancy Wenstow Parker
                     Going outside is a great adventure. Good illustrations for children with low vision and a
                     story that can be easily understood and demonstrated for a child who is blind. Hardcover
                     $15.00            Paperback $5.00




                     The Very Busy Spider and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Both books by Eric Carle.
                     Two of our favorite books are now available as Board Books. This is a nice size for small
                     hands. You can feel the spider web and the holes that the caterpillar has eaten. $10.00
                     each Board books




                     We’re Making Breakfast For Mother By Shirly Neitzel Pictures by Nancy Wenstow
                     Parker
                     A great story for mother’s day. Good for children with low vision and reality based for chil-
                     dren who are blind. Nothing comes out quite as intended. But mother knows how to save
                     the day. Her day!! Hardcover $15.00 Paperback $5.00



                     What Is That? And Who Are They? By Tana Hoban
                     Another Tana Hoban Board book $5.00 each Hardcover



                     When I Feel Angry Written by Cornelia Maude Spelman Illustrated by Nancy Cote
                     Anger is a scary emotion for young children, their parents, and caregivers. As this little
                     bunny experiences the things that make her angry, she also learns ways to deal with her
                     anger – ways that won’t hurt others. This comforting and direct story will help children
                     cope with their anger and, at the same time, help them understand that anger is a normal
                     feeling. $15.00 Hardcover


                     When Will Sarah Come? By Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
                     What do you do when your big sister goes to school and you have to stay at home? Sarah’s
                     little brother, Jonathan, plays and reads and colors and builds and waits and waits and waits
                     and waits for Sarah. Finally he hears something. The bus!! He goes out and waits for
                     Sarah. $16.00 Hardcover


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                                                    Books for Children

                     White Snow Bright Snow By Alvin Tresselt
                     All the wonder and delight a child feels in a snowfall is caught in the pages of this book –
                     the frost ferns on the window sill, the snowman in the yard and the mystery and magic of a
                     white new world.
                     Hardcover $16.00            Paperback $5.00


                     White Wonderful Winter! By Elaine W. Good Illustrated by Susie Shenk Wenger
                     “There’s winter in the air,” Daddy says one evening as we sit down to eat supper. “It’s nippy
                     out there.” Lyrical prose and captivating watercolors portray the life of a rural child ex-
                     ploring the magic of the world as cool autumn days turn to cold and snow, bringing sledding
                     and skating and clear, starlit night skies. $7.00 Paperback


                     Za-Za’s Baby Brother By Lucy Cousins
                     Za-Za’s mom has a big fat tummy. Then Za-Za’s mom has a baby. The baby keeps Za-Za’s
                     parents very busy – will they be too busy to play with Za-Za now? “This book is a must have
                     for the family having a second or third child. The text is perfect and the illustrations ter-
                     rific.” $8.00 Paperback



                                            Board Books for Children

                     M & M’s Counting Board Book By Jane Marzollo
                     A great first counting book for all children with a familiar subject. Everyone loves M & M’s!
                     Circles of contact paper or round fuzzy furniture protectors to feel and Braille numbers can
                     easily be added for children who are blind. $5.00




    SCRATCH & SNIFF BOARD BOOKS
    Two new DK books with great photographs and lots of special sniffs. Toddlers love them!! $7.00 each
    Garden The smells of the great outdoors are captured in this small, sturdy book. “What can you smell in the
    garden? Is the scent of the rose sweet?”
    Food Scratch, sniff and smell bananas, chocolate, orange, and more! Delicious!!
    Party Come and join the party! Scratch and sniff the patches to enjoy some exciting party smells.




                     That’s Not My Puppy Written by Fiona Watt           Illustrated by Rachel Wells
                     This delightful new series of Board Books is aimed at very young children. The colorful pic-
                     tures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and lan-
                     guage awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely
                     parts of the puppy. $8.00 each


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                                               Board Books for Children

                 TOUCH & FEEL BOARD BOOKS
Two new DK books with great photographs and lots of fun things to touch and feel!! $7.00 each
Clothes What’s your favorite thing to wear? In this exciting book children can stroke velvet, denim and feath-
ers to choose their favorite texture.
Baby Animals What does a baby elephant’s skin feel like? Look, touch and discover the different textures of
adorable baby animals.
Farm Read through the book and feel the chicken, horse, dog, lamb, and pig.
Kitten Feel the kittens and some of the things in their surroundings.
Puppy This wonderful book lets you feel the different parts of the puppy’s body and some of their favorite
toys.
Wild Animals This one of a kind book lets you feel the lion, lizard, dolphins, tree frogs, and koala bear.
Ponies If you like ponies this book is for you. You are able to feel the pony’s soft coat, nose and mane. It also
has a blanket and a red ribbon.




                     That’s Not My Train Written by Fiona Watt           Illustrated by Rachel Wells
                     This delightful new series of Board Books is aimed at very young children. The colorful pic-
                     tures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and lan-
                     guage awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely
                     parts of the train. $8.00 each



                     That’s Not My Teddy Written by Fiona Watt Illustrated by Rachel Wells
                     This delightful new series of Board Books is aimed at very young children. The colorful pic-
                     tures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and lan-
                     guage awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely
                     parts of the teddy. $8.00 each



                     That’s Not My Kitten Written by Fiona Watt…Illustrated by Rachel Wells
                     This delightful new series of Board Books is aimed at very young children. The colorful pic-
                     tures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and lan-
                     guage awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely
                     parts of the train. $8.00 each



                     That’s Not My Bunny Written by Fiona Watt…Illustrated by Rachel Wells
                     This delightful new series of Board Books is aimed at very young children. The colorful pic-
                     tures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and lan-
                     guage awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely
                     parts of the train. $8.00 each


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                                                 BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
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                                                       Toys

ALL SHIPPING AND HANDLING FOR WOODEN BLOCKS WITHIN THE US AND CANADA IS
$9.00 FOR EACH ITEM ORDERED


                       Braille ABC Blocks: These cubes look like classic alphabet blocks with one colorful dif-
                       ference: One face of each has an impressed letter and corresponding Braille cell in the
                       lower right-hand corner. Just right for kids with visual disabilities. Activity Idea: Play
                       a “find the letter I say” game. Put out three blocks. Ask your child to pick one with the
                       letter or sound you name. 27 blocks - $29.00




                     Braille Math Blocks: A great companion to the Braille ABC blocks.
                     This math Braille set features 16 blocks of the classic ABC blocks embossed on two sides
                     each with numbers and math symbols. Based on the Nemeth code, the set features more
                     than two sets of numbers (1-9) and symbols plus, minus and equals. $19.00




                      Groovie Blocks: Groovie Blocks are not complicated, they’re just blocks, after all. They are,
                      however, full of potential for helping children master basic math concepts. Children will
                      “understand” the Groovie Blocks immediately. They will stack them, knock them down, inter-
                      lock them, make patterns and shapes, and touch the shapes with their fingers. With so
                      many possibilities, our Groovie Blocks will continue to challenge your child for many years to
                      come, from preschool to elementary school. They may even intrigue the adult “children” of
                      the family. $30.00




                      Dr. Drew’s Discovery Blocks: A Favorite of Ours, Dr. Drew’s Blocks are made of the finest
                      New England hardwood: kiln dried American Beech. Blocks are all one size (3” x 2” x ½”).
                      They are perfectly balanced and can be stacked flat or end-to-end. SO MUCH EASIER for
                      visually impaired children to use when first learning to stack blocks. They fit their hands
                      nicely and are also great fun to clap together. They won the BEST TOY of the YEAR
                      AWARD from the Parents Choice Foundation. 72 Blocks in a Red Canvas Bag $50.00
                      108 Blocks in a Wooden Tray $75.00




                      Wet N’ Set ™Nuudles™
                      This is the new revolutionary arts and crafts material for children and adults! Magic Nuud-
                      les will bond almost instantly to just about anything! Easy clean up. And best of all Magic
                      Nuudles will not harm children or pets if accidentally ingested. Magic Nuudles are not rec-
                      ommended for children under 3 years. $6.00




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                                                  BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
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                                                  TOYS FROM LAURI

 ALL SHIPPING AND HANDLING FOR TOYS FROM LAURI WITHIN THE US AND CANADA
IS $5.00 FOR THE FIRST ITEM AND $1.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ITEM.


                     Jumbo Fit-A-Letter Capitals or Jumbo Fit-A-Letter Lower Case
                     Kids can concentrate on one letter at a time. 26 Large (3 ¼” Tall) letters fit into 26
                     frames made from Lauri Crepe Rubber. Textures help kids learn direction of letters and
                     they spell beginning words. 3-6yrs.
                     $18.00 Each Please indicate Capitals or Lower Case




                     Count-My-Fingers
                     Large hands and big numbers make counting fun for young preschoolers. Hands and 2 ½”
                     tall numbers are both puzzles that fit 11 ½ x 17” Lauri Crepe Rubber puzzle frame. 2-5
                     yrs. $15.00




                      Junior Fit-A-Space
                      Large geometric shapes are easy to handle. Shapes both match and contrast with puzzle
                      frame colors. Made from washable Lauri Crepe Rubber. Includes four 8” square frames and
                      14 fit-in shapes. 2-5 yrs. $13.00




                      Big Shapes Puzzle
                      Big shapes provide added manipulative challenges. Pieces are large, and they are our stan-
                      dard 3/16” thickness. Each puzzle is 8 1/4x 11 ½” and includes a removable pattern board
                      and plastic storage tray. 2-5 yrs. $7.50



                      Tall – Stacker Pegs & Pegboard Set—Kids will think they’re just having fun with this edu-
                      cational toy. But, they’ll be sorting, counting, adding, subtracting, and making colorful de-
                      signs, too. They’ll challenge each other to see how high they can stack the easy-to-grasp
                      unbreakable Lauri pegs. This captivating set entertains while it builds essential fine motor
                      and math skills. Includes 8” square Crepe Rubber pegboard, 25 Tall Stacker Pegs (2 5/8”
                      Long), and suggested activities. Safe and appropriate for 2 yrs. And up. $14.00



                      FIT-A-SPACE
                      The very first Lauri product now offers both puzzle and stringing activities. Use the 52 fit
                      -in shapes to form patterns and sort by shape (or color) on a table or on a string. An excel-
                      lent developer of fine-motor skills. Includes 16 fun puzzle faces (3 ¾” diameter), 3 laces
                      and suggested activities. 3-6 yrs. $13.00




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                                                  BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
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                                                 TOYS FROM LAURI



                      Shape and Color Sorter
                      The captivating Lauri set that helps kids master essential skills! From basic pegging to
                      the challenge of sorting 5 shapes or colors, little ones love this time-tested favorite.
                      Inviting, chunky shapes- bumpy on one side, smooth on the other- slide over glossy pegs
                      and promote eye-hand coordination. Includes 25 double-thick Crepe Rubber shapes, 11 ½”
                      long rubber base panel, and 5 removable wood Punkinhead Pegs. 2-6 yrs. $14.00




                     Number Plaques
                     10 fit-in number plaques teach recognition and definition of numerals. Counting units are
                     in a simple number line and each number fits only with its matching set. Lauri Crepe Rub-
                     ber plaques are 3 ½ x8”. 3-6 yrs. $15.00




                     Peg Play Set
                     4 colorful vehicles provide transportation to 16 Punkinhead Peg passengers in a child’s fan-
                     tasy world. Kids love pegging activities. Lauri Crepe Rubber “bus” is nearly 5” long. Enam-
                     eled hardwood pegs are 2 5/8”tall and ¾” diameter. 2-5 yrs. $11.00




                     Big-Little Pegboard Set
                     Attractive pegs provide lots of activities. Toddlers begin by simply enjoying “pegging”, and
                     then advance to sorting and designing. Later they’ll use the pegs for counting, adding, and
                     subtracting. Set includes 25-enameled hardwood Punkinhead Pegs and 8"”suqare Lauri Crepe
                     Rubber pegboard. $11.00




                     Fit-A-Size
                     Introduces the concept of relative size. Small-medium-large progressions is easy to grasp
                     and so are the Crepe Rubber shapes. 8 geometric shapes (24pieces) fit into eight
                     3x81/4x3/16” thick puzzle frames. 3-6yrs.     $11.00




                     Fit-A-Shape
                     Match basic and advanced shapes to puzzle frames. Match one set of shapes to same-
                     colored frame or place them in a frame of different color. Includes 2 sets of 12 geometric
                     shapes (24pieces) and 2 Lauri Crepe Rubber frames (81/4x111/2”). 3-6 yrs. $11.00




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                                                 201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
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                                       LEARNING PILLOWS AND SNOEDELS

  Learning Pillows were invented, designed and created by Jane Kronheim, an educator of young blind and visually
  impaired children. The first Learning Pillow was completed in 1984. She is still designing and sewing and grow-
  ing with each new year.

  Each Learning Pillow is approximately 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches. The pillows are made of felt and feature
  raised bumps, lines, shapes, strong visual and tactual images and objects. They are colorful and provide strong
  contrast. Excellent for eye/hand coordination, tactual and visual discrimination, memory, pre-reading including
  pre-Braille skill development, buttoning, zipping, etc. There is so much you can learn with a Learning Pillow!
  Each pillow has a written story/text inserted inside the packaging. Cassettes are available for some pillows.


                        Mr. Bug Tries to Hide features a finger puppet character that searches around for a
                        hiding place inside pockets, under a hat, or beneath a zippered pouch. Has a story and
                        parent/teacher activity guide on cassette. Pillow $28.00 Cassette $10.00



                        Mr. Bug Goes for a Walk features a finger puppet that moves left toe right on various
                        textured pathways. Lots of surprises and noises here! Has story and parent/teacher Activ-
                        ity Guide on cassette. Pillow $28.00     Cassette $10.00


                        The King and His Closet is the most popular Learning Pillow. The King has many hats that
                        can be placed on his head, on corners of the pillow, or in the closet. Lot of fun and giggles
                        here!! Pillow $40.00      Cassette $10.00



                        Queen Viki Learning Pillow
                        Queen Viki and Her Hat Shop! This is a new Learning Pillow featuring hats and dress-up
                  ble   concepts. Your child or student will also learn a great deal about concepts such as long,
          v   aila
      ot a              longer, and longest! Each hat fits comfortably on Queen Viki’s head. Many children have
    en
Imag                    discovered their favorite hat! Pillow $40.00         Cassette $10.00


                        Boo Boo Bug
                        “This is a little bug that is on a travel route around the pillow. He doesn’t always pay atten-
                        tion to what he is doing and do he often gets booboos!” He needs to pay attention, let’s help
                        him find his way. Pillow $28.00 No Cassette Available


                        The Visual Hand Display (VHD)
                        The Visual Hand Display (VHD) was designed and created by Jane Kronheim, educator and
                        artist. It was developed and researched in Boston in 1988 at Children’s Low Vision Centre.
                        One side of the VHD features vertical black and white stripes used to access visual re-
                        sponses at varying distances. The flip side features a girl’s face, which is very attractive
                        and appealing to young infants who are interested in facial features. On this side, a
                        squeaker is stitched below the surface, safely tucked away within the inner fabric of the
                        VHD. There are 4 sizes of stripes available. The wide stripes are the most popular.
                        $40.00


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                                                      BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                      201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                      MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
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                                    LEARNING PILLOWS AND SNOEDELS

                     Snoedel
                     What is a Snoedel you ask? Well it is a unique doll like bonding and sleeping aid developed by
                     Jolande Thomas. When a parent holds Snoedel close, it picks up the scent of the parent.
                     Then when Snoedel is placed in the crib, the baby becomes aware of the scent to feel com-
                     forted that mom or dad (or grandma or grandpa) is near. Hospitals have found the Snoedel
                     helpful for premature babies who are often separated from their parents and may benefit
                     from having the sent of mom or dad next to them. Approximate size 18” X 18” $22.00




                                     BABYSCAPES VIDEO TAPES
   ALL VIDEOS ARE $17.00 EACH         ALL S&H FOR VIDEOS WITHIN THE US AND CANADA IS $5.00 FOR THE FIRST
                                         AND $1.00 EACH ADDITIONAL VIDEO.




                       Celebration of Color By Keri Mann
                       This videotape features the movement of abstract shapes in blue, red, yellow, orange,
                       green, and purple set to upbeat and celebratory classical music. The video was created
                       for age’s six months and up, as this is the point at which infants begin to respond to color.




                       The Miracle of Mozart By Keri Mann
                       “Miracle of Mozart” is the third tape in a series of three. It teaches children numbers and
                       shapes with state of the art graphics while carefully chosen classical selections of Mozart
                       play in the background aiding your child in learning each number and each shape. Each musi-
                       cal piece was chosen because of its proven ability to stimulate the brain thus accelerating
                       the learning process. Your child will love the creative ways each segment entertains and
                       teaches. And, “Miracle of Mozart” is a wonderful way to introduce your child to classical
                       music.




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                                      Braille Jewelry & Christmas Cards
                                                     By Kim Christiansen


         ALL SHIPPING AND HANDLING FOR ITEMS WITHIN THE US AND CANADA IS             $5.00 FOR THE FIRST AND
                                         $1.00 EACH ADDITIONAL ITEM.


                     Personalized Pendant

                     Our most popular pendant. The simplicity of the rectangle with the Braille creates an age-
                     less, elegant look. People love selecting the word, name or phrase (if contractions allow)
                     that only they will know. Many like to give it as a gift because of the special thought it can
                     convey. It is 2 inches by 5/8 inches and can hold up to 7 cells of your choice.

                     Sterling: $60.00


                     pendants come standard on black satin cord; chain is on pendants page)

                     Upon request, we can quote 14kt gold, larger pendants, or pendants with two lines



                     Cuff Bracelets

                     Grace your wrist or fingers with the sterling luster of these brailled bands of mys-
                     tery. Made of heavy gauge sterling but can be bent to adjust to your wrist size. Standard
                     length is 6 inches and standard width is 3/8 inch. A wider 5/8 inch width is also availa
                     ble. Works best with up to 17 cells.

                     3/8 inch width: $75.00

                     5/8 inch width: $90.00


                     Initialized Pendant including 16in. or 18in. Sterling Snake Chain !

                     Put up to three cells of your choice. ( be sure to designate the length of chain)

                     Sterling: $45.00




                     Rings

                     The rings are custom made to fit and inspiration. Rings can be initialized (two sets of ini-
                     tials) or inscribed with a special word or words. Ring size determines the number of avail-
                     able cell spaces. (1/4 inch per cell space). Size 10 can have about 7 cell spaces. We need
                     about 1 inch clear on the bottom of the ring.

                     Sterling: $95.00


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                                                BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
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PHONE 989.779.9966
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                                             Braille Jewelry & Christmas Cards
                                                     By Kim Christiansen




                       Cuff Links and Tie Tacks

                       Each 5/8 inch diameter disk can hold two letters or cell spaces. These pieces are putting
                       tie tacks and cuff links back in style.

                       Cuff Links - Sterling: $55.00


                       Solid Brass Key Chain

                       This 1 by 2 inch key chain will hold up to 7 cells. Key chains with more than one line can be
                       made..by 2 inch key chain will hold up to 7 cells. Key chains with more than one line can be
                       made.

                       Solid brass: $35.00

                      Dot Tags

                      These are actual government issue dog tags that we Braille and call Dot Tags. They come
                      with 24 " stainless steel ball chain and are great fun.

                      The standard issue offers your choice of "Cool", "Awesome", or "Best Friend" for $25.00

                      Customize with up to 6 Cells for $40.00

  Unless otherwise indicated, all pendants come on a black satin cord. Chain is available and is listed at the bot-
  tom as a separate item.

  Most of our earrings can be purchased separately as a pendant. You will find prices for this option with each of
  the earring prices.



                     Forever Young

                     Inspired by Rod Stewart's wonderful tune, these make a perfect gift for any woman. These
                     7/8 inch squares are hung from a corner resulting in an appealing diamond shape.

                     Sterling: $45.00
                     18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $55.00
                     Pendant with both hanging - Sterling: $45.00
                     Pendant with both hanging - 18 kt Gold electroplate: $55.00




                                                  ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                                  BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                  201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                  MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
                                                  E-MAIL: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org
PHONE 989.779.9966
                                                  www.blindchildrensfund.org                   FAX: 989.779.0015
                                            Braille Jewelry & Christmas Cards
                                                    By Kim Christiansen




                      Love Hearts

                      A heart collector's delight, these come in three different sizes. The largest says "love"
                      with all four cells. The medium and smaller post earrings use a grade three contraction with
                      two cells - dot 5 V.

                      PLEASE NOTE: The Pendants come standard on a black satin cord. To order the Sterling
                      Snake Chain, please go to the bottom of the pendants page. Click HERE for pendands page.

                      Heart Pins are priced the same as Heart Pendants

                      Large earrings (1 1/2 inch by 1 3/4 inch): Sterling: $50.00
                      Lg. Earrings - 18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $60.00
                      Lg. Pendant: Sterling: $35.00
                      Lg. Pendant - 18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $45.00
                      Medium Earrings (1 inch by 7/8 inch): Sterling: $40.00
                      Medium Earrings - 18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $50.00

                      Medium. Pendant: Sterling: $30.00
                      Medium Pendant - 18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $40.00
                      Small Post Earrings (3/4 inch x 3/4 inch): Sterling $35.00
                      Small Post Earrings - 18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $45.00




                      Forever Friends

                      Providing a special acknowledgement, these 7/8 inch squares are hung from a corner result-
                      ing in an appealing diamond shape.

                      Sterling: 45.00
                      18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $55.00
                      Pendant with both hanging - Sterling: $45.00
                      Pendant with both hanging - 18 kt Gold electroplate: $55.00



                     Live Laugh Love

                     These are a bold 1 1/2 inches in diameter with a slightly raised, reflective semi sphere in the
                     center. Words circle around the edge.

                     Sterling: $75.00
                     18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $90.00
                     Pendant: Sterling: $45.00
                     Pendant - 18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $55.00

                                                 ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                                 BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                 201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
PHONE 989.779.9966                               MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858                       FAX: 989.779.0015
                                                 E-MAIL: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org
                                                 www.blindchildrensfund.org
                                                  Braille Jewelry & Christmas Cards
                                                          By Kim Christiansen




                       Harmony Serenity

                       Each 1 1/4 inch. wide by 1 5/8 inch high gently rounded fan shape has one word. They are light
                       and comfortable, yet big enough to be attractive. Many tell us that they feel better when
                       they wear these earrings.

                       Sterling: $55.00
                       18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $70.00
                       Pendant: (choose one word) Sterling: $30.00
                       18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $40.00



                      Happiness Celebration

                      These earrings do look like what they say. The 1 3/4 inch by 3/8 inch shiny spiral shape is
                      reminescent of party streamers or curled ribbon.

                      Sterling: $55.00
                      18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $70.00
                      Pendant: (choose one word) Sterling: $30.00
                      18 kt Gold electroplate over Sterling: $40.00


                      Free Spirit Butterfly Pin

                      Pin this on and feel your spirts soar. This pin is a beautiful combination
                      of message and form. The Butterfly is the epitome of a free spirit. Have fun by pinning it on
                      your shoulder or hat. It will look like it just landed. Sure to attract attention, this pin is ap-
                      proximately 1 1/2 inches tall and 2 inches wide. It is in the shape of a butterfly with two lines
                      of Braille. The word "free" in grade one and, under that, "spirit" in grade two.

                      Sterling Silver: $50.00

                      Gold Electroplate: $65.00


                     USA Flag Pin

                     Feel the Spirit with this popular pin. This is the only Braille flag pin in the world. It is very
                     collectible and makes a wonderful gift and a perfect fund raiser.
                     (ask about our volume discounts) 7/8” X 1”

                     Silver Electroplate: $20.00
                     Gold Electroplate: $20.00


                                                      ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                                      BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                      201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                      MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
                                                      E-MAIL: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org
PHONE 989.779.9966
                                                      www.blindchildrensfund.org                    FAX: 989.779.0015
                                             Braille Jewelry & Christmas Cards
                                                     By Kim Christiansen


                     Teacher Apple

                     Who loves these the most? It's either the teachers themselves, or the parents and children
                     who want to give them to their teachers as a gift. The apple shape is 1 1/4 inches by 1 inch.
                     We use grade two contractions.

                     Sterling: $25.00

                     18kt Gold electroplate over Silver: $35.00

                      Best Friend Guide Dog

                      1 3/4 inches, this little pup is everybody's best friend. Cast pewter with harness and grade
                      two Braille.

                      Pewter: $25.00



                     I Love You Signing Hand



                     In American Sign Language and Braille, this engaging and very popular piece is a reminder
                     of the importance of recognizing the positive in ourselves and in those around us. 1 7/8
                     inches by 2 inches.

                     Sterling: $45.00

                     18 kt Gold Electroplate over Sterling: $55.00


                     Read For Fun

                     Our book pin is 1 inch wide, 1 3/8 inch high, about 1/8 inch thick and looks just like
                     a little antique book. Its decorative border encloses three lines of grade two Braille
                     on the cover. The spine of this little literary masterpiece also shows the title in print.

                     Cast pewter: $25.00



                     Celebrate
                     The Celebrate Pin is great for any occasion. The way it spirals, like a ribbon on a party
                     favor, makes it a great gift for any occasion. Spiral is 3/8 inch by 2 1/8 inch. The top
                     where ribbon stretches out is about 1 inch wide.

                     Sterling: $55.00
                     18kt gold Electroplate over Sterling: $65.00


                                                  ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                                  BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                  201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                  MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
                                                  E-MAIL: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org
PHONE 989.779.9966
                                                  www.blindchildrensfund.org                   FAX: 989.779.0015
                                             Braille Jewelry & Christmas Cards
                                                     By Kim Christiansen




                      Love God Cross

                      The inspired design of this cross is simple and unique. The word "love" reads vertically
                      down; to the left of the letter "O" is a capital "G" and to the right of the "O"is a "D".
                      When the words "love" and "God" are thus combined, they naturally form a cross. Many
                      wonderful stories have come back to us about this special piece.

                      1 7/8 inches high by 1 3/8 inches wide.

                      Sterling silver: $45.00
                      18kt gold Electroplate over Sterling: $55.00



                       Live Laugh Love (dangles)

                       Hanging from a 1 inch square, are three 1/4 inch by 1 5/8 inch rectangles with the words
                       Live Laugh Love reading vertically down.

                       Sterling: $75.00
                       Gold Electroplate over sterling: $90.00



                      Live Laugh Love Disk

                      This 1 1/2 inch diameter sterling disk has the words flowing around its circumference.
                      The slightly raised semi-sphere in the center, creates an interesting reflectivity that
                      calls attention to this positive reminder. This has been a very popular gift item.

                      Sterling: $45.00
                      Gold Electroplate over sterling: $55.00


                     You Me (or any other two cell word)

                     Our most elegant and distinctive design to date. The top of the pendant is made up of two
                     horizontal, narrow square bars of sterling silver. The top most is straight and about 1 1/2
                     inches long. Below it is an upward curved piece about 1/2 inch longer. They are attached by
                     two small posts and creates an Asian feel. From the lower bar, two 5/8 inch disks are sus-
                     pended equidistant from the center. The entire piece hangs from a 24 inch, sterling snake
                     chain and is suspended from the center of the top bar, so the whole design is in perfect bal-
                     ance. As you look at the pendant, the left circle says, "you" the right one says, "me".
                     All Sterling: $200.00
                     With one 14kt gold disk: $225.00
                     Among other possible words are: (these all contract to one or two cells) my/spirit/mother/
                     love/for/ever/just/right/one/world/with/friend
                                                   ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                                   BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                                   201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                                   MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
                                                   E-MAIL: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org
PHONE 989.779.9966
                                                   www.blindchildrensfund.org                  FAX: 989.779.0015
                                          Braille Jewelry & Christmas Cards
                                                  By Kim Christiansen




                     Blind Children’s Fund offers Holiday Cards in Braille that were cre-
                     ated for us by artist Kim Christiansen. A box of 8 cards and enve-
                     lopes is $10.00 plus shipping and handling. The boxes come mixed or
                     with a single pattern of your choice.




                     The Braille Christmas Tree is a wonderful card to send to a special friend or
                     loved one, with the simple inscription “String of Dots are shining lights of red
                     and yellow, orange and blue; all light up to say May Peace Be Unto You.” printed
                     inside. This card will warm your holiday season.




                     The saying for this card is, “The berries on this wreath are more than they may
                     seem; for they are really dots of Braille with a most important theme. Pease on
                     Earth is the message hung upon the door, touch it with your finger and feel
                     some peace some more”.




                     Shalom Holiday Card— Shalom is printed in Braille on the outside, the inside of
                     this card is blank so that you may personalize your own message.




                     The back of each card includes a brief history of the Braille system, a
                     Braille alphabet chart, and an explanation of the Braille cells.




                                              ALL MATERIALS MAY BE ORDERED FROM
                                              BLIND CHILDREN’S FUND
                                              201 S. UNIVERSITY AVE
                                              MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858
PHONE 989.779.9966                            E-MAIL: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org      FAX: 989.779.0015
                                              www.blindchildrensfund.org

				
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