Refrigerator ArtBy Povinelli, Susan; Future Reflections, Vol. 23, No. 1
Publication Date: Spring/Summer 2004
Article discusses methods to employ when encouraging children who are blind or have low vision to draw, which can help them to develop their fine motor skills, build hand strength, and learn to recognize shapes. A tactile drawing kit is a system for etching a visual and tactile image with an ordinary pan or other marking device. A systematic method for constructing a homemade tactile drawing kit is presented. The homemade kit contains items commonly found in households, such as crayons, rulers, blunt-edge scissors, and cookie cutters. The author stresses that items that are sharp or that can cause any type of injury should be left out of the drawing kit.
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (Web Site: http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Parents_and_Teachers.asp )
Link to text: http://www.nfb.org/fr/fr13/fr04ss21.htm