1 Parent booklet, Print Parent Letters (32 pages), 1 Preschool Teacher Booklet, 27 Print Children’s Books, 28 Braille Children’s Books (includes The very hungry caterpiller print-braille book), 28 Tactile Storybooks, 4 Workbooks, Worksheets Pack (8 tactile pages), Manipulatives Pack ( 1 model fish, 1 wooden cube, 1 APH Score Card, 1 APH Digital Recording Device, and 4 sets of 5 tactile picture cards, 1 set of 3 tactile picture cards), Monitoring Charts and Reading Roundup Consumables (15 sheets - some double-sided). Housed in grey tote box.
BOP Prekindergarten curriculum reflects best practices in braille literacy instruction, with lessons designed to build literacy skills related to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in preparation for kindergarten. It may be used as a stand-alone program, or can also supplement regular preschool curricula.
Features 28 instructional lessons, each paired with a children’s book and a tactile storybook that supports lesson concepts through activities that involve tracking, simple reading, and understanding tactile graphics. Each lesson begins with learning objectives, and then includes sections on the following:
- Speaking and listening: interactive read-alouds using high-quality children’s literature with an emphasis on oral vocabulary and listening comprehension
- Knowledge and concept development: days of the week, weather, shapes, and other concepts relevant to the preschool curriculum
- Phonological/phonemic awareness: environmental sounds, rhyming words, syllables, and initial and ending sounds
- Reading: tracking skills, letter and number recognition, phonics, and independent reading of simple continuous text (tactile storybooks)
- Writing: practice exercises, modeled/interactive (shared) writing, and name writing
- A variety of tactile graphics
- Enrichment activities incorporating poetry, arts and crafts, music, and movement.