January Is Braille Literacy Month
Happy birthday, Louis Braille! Thank you for giving children with blindness or visual impairments the opportunity to read and write. Did you know that he invented braille when he was only 15 years old? Play this fun, familiar song HERE to learn more about Louis Braille – and feel free to hum along! It's the tune "Louie, Louie" by Richard Berry.

A Shared Vision ’s Early Intervention Teachers of the Visually Impaired share emergent literacy strategies with their families who have children who are blind or visually impaired so they’ll be ready to learn braille when they go to school.
Yes, You Can Touch the Art!
“Stories for Your Senses” is a hands-on sensory exhibit of tactile books, games and art now showing at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, through February 2. It showcases “Build a Better Book” projects by local high school students and tactile artwork from Ann Cunningham, a Colorado artist and art educator at the Colorado Center for the Blind. Braille descriptions accompany the artwork. Admission is free.

How to Read to Your Baby or Toddler
It’s never too early to start reading to your baby or toddler. Reading together out loud encourages language and concept development, which are especially important for a child who is visually impaired to gain access to the visual world. To get started, try one of these easy tips HERE or check out our UPDATED PARENT RESOURCES.
Sign Up for FREE Braille Books
Several organizations that support children with blindness and visual impairments are encouraging literacy by offering subscriptions to FREE braille books. Go to these websites to sign up.

Colorado Avalanche Supports A Shared Vision

The Colorado Avalanche hockey team is generously donating $5 or $10 per ticket for designated games this winter to A Shared Vision . The games are on January 20, February 13, March 4 and March 17. Way to go, Avs!
Partner With Us
If you work with babies and toddlers, help us identify Colorado’s very young children with blindness or visual impairments! We know that when vision concerns are detected and supported early enough, a child’s developmental outcomes improve.  To support your practice, A Shared Vision is offering educational trainings on vision red flags and a variety of strategies you and your staff can use with your clients.  LEARN MORE
A Shared Vision is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the leading provider of in-home and community early intervention vision services in Colorado. We inspire and empower families to nurture the development of their very young children who are blind or visually impaired so that all children may discover their brightest future.
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