Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Black Book of Colors

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Bear and i recently found THE MOST incredible book at the library... not only does it address colors and the senses, it brings visual impairment to the forefront without being negative or truly addressing it as a disability.  it's called The Black Book of Colors....


the book contains the words in pRiNT anD BRaiLLe.  perfect for sensory exploration and to demonstrate to children how those with vision impairments read.  Bear was quite interested in the teXtuRE of the dots.  we explored more Braille books at our library.


despite the title, there is no actual color in the book.  every single illustration is black.  but images of the text are embossed on the page for the reader to again use their sense of touch to explore. 


sorry that this post is short and kind of vague... i can't share too much until i start the 5 senses posts!  find them here:

for more 5 Senses Resources, check out these blogs:
Making Applesauce and the 5 Senses from Creative with Kids
The Five Senses from Rockabye Butterfly
 
 
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10 comments:

Meeha Meeha said...

Wow, it looks like an incredible book! A journey through our senses and a lesson in understanding and compassion.

Maro s kindergarten said...

The book looks very interesting! I'm looking forward to see your following activities for the senses! Thanks again for hosting one of my favorite link parties! I have shared many of my ideas and I have found many new friends and ideas from your parties!

Melissa W. said...

Cool. We'll check it out.

I'm planning on doing a book review of sorts with the books we picked up from the library last week - including the 'Press Here; book...I'll let you know when's it's posted...

Thanks for your continued inspiration!!!

crittersandcrayons said...

This is too cool- an embossed black and white book? What a new way to experience reading and learning!

Growing a Jeweled Rose said...

I can't wait to see more from this series of exploring the 5 senses! Please check for me that my email is enabled ;)

McMasters Family said...

New follower from One Artsy Mama. Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway.

hwscutie said...

That book looks awesome! When I was in elementary school my mom came to my 2nd grade class and taught about braille and Louis Braille, it peaked my interest since then. This book looks like a great book to have. I'm visiting from One Artsy Mama, thanks for sponsoring a giveaway.

Lorie said...

My son is color blind - going to check this out! Thanks!

Amie said...

Hi, stopping by from the Kids Co-op. Isn't it fantastic when you come across a book that prompts so many ideas and activities to explore the concepts even further. This book sounds like one of those 'treasures'. Thanks for linking up to the Kids Co-op. Looking forward to seeing your future activity posts!

Miki said...

This is probably my favorite picture book ever :).

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