Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The SENSEsational Alphabet Book
This book has been a big hit with my students and visitors to my classroom from the PDD and low vision elementary classrooms down the hall. It is a truly "multi-sensory" book. Every picture is visual and tactile. Every word is in print, braille, sign and spoken English (when you press the button). Many pages also are scented. Perhaps best of all is the comparatively low price tag for a "special education" item. It retails for $29.95 at eNasco, Montessori N Such, Ebay and other locations.
Here is the description from the publisher: This is a completely interactive ABC picture book focusing on integrated sensory methods to learning. This enables all students, regardless of their strengths and weaknesses, to build a basis for fundamental communication skill development. The book incorporates visual stimuli, movement, touch, smell, sound, braille, and sign language, with each page having a unique feature. Learning the alphabet has never been more exciting and stimulating! This fun and engaging book lets students feel the different textures of the Horse and Lizard, smell the distinctive aromas of Apples and Roses, move the hands of the Watch, pull the Zipper, and much more! Learn the entire alphabet and many beginning words in sign language and braille. Touch the corresponding key pad and recite the letters and words along with the book. A portion of all proceeds is donated to various children’s charitable organizations and educational facilities across America. 26 pages, 10" x 11". Copyright 2006.