BrailleBuzz is an instructional toy for young braille learners. It encourages practice with braille characters and phonics, similar to a variety of audio-based toys that teach print writing. BrailleBuzz resembles a cartoon bumblebee, encouraging little ones with audio feedback. A friendly recorded human voice and fun sounds are paired with a Perkins-style braille keyboard, designed with little hands in mind. Develops finger dexterity and braille keyboarding. Develops emergent phonics and listening skills. The given letter is heard when the correct combination of dot/keys are pressed. The honeycomb buttons, with braille, speak the letters when pushed. Requires 2 AA batteries
Three modes of play:
Phonics Mode: fun sound and letter associations are made.
Keyboard Mode: all key combinations are announced with dot numbers.
Letters Mode: dot number announcement reinforces the relationship between reading letters and writing on the keyboard.