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    Elizabeth Silverstein
    Elizabeth Silverstein
    Elizabeth Silverstein

    Elizabeth Silverstein

    I make a living from writing, I love beautiful things and I live in one of the most amazing places on earth.

    Colcannon! Irish mashed potatoes mixed with greens and scallions and lots of butter and cream. ~ SimplyRecipes.com

    Mozzarella Stuffed Rosemary Parmesan Soft Pretzels

    Baby Toothless Tutorial by Naera the Cake Dutchess

    tell a story: the traveling book store by MSTF partners

    A Guide to Fall Food Infographic | Parenting Patch: Learn about the health benefits of the most popular fall foods in a tasty infographic from HealthCentral.

    Creamy shrimp and mushroom pasta in a delicious homemade alfredo sauce. All the flavors you want: garlic, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, paprika, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese.

    Why is Organic food so Expensive! (hint: It's not.) Here are some great tips on how to save money on Organic Food!

    Erica used a metal oil drop pan to create this braille magnet board. Add some adhesive Velcro patches and magnets and you've got a fun (and educational) play space!

    Using tennis balls and a muffin tin to teach the braille alphabet.

    Make Your Own Braille Bag! Here's a crafty idea that's simple and will also help raise braille awareness. Make a cute braille bag for your child and they'll be the talk of the town!

    To allow for students with visual impairments to be included on all aspects of the daily job chart (independent choice, knowledge of the options and awareness of peer's choices) pair an object with a large print and brailled description

    Raising a Child Who Reads with Her Hands: How Our Daughter Achieved Literacy Despite a Dual-Sensory Impairment

    Snap, Crackle and Pop Sensory Bin for Children Who Are Blind or Who Have Multiple Disabilities | Paths to Literacy student spraying into a bowl full of rice crispies and toys

    These Valentine's Day-themed activities help preschoolers who are blind or visually impaired to develop fine motor and tactile skills, pre-braille concepts, early literacy, number concepts, and sensory exploration.

    Tips for families to create tactile books and other literacy materials for young children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind or who have multiple disabilities

    Tactile journals can be an art activity or a strategy for teaching math using concrete manipulatives for students who are blind or visually impaired, including children with multiple disabilities or deafblindness.

    Teach your kids about the fascinating human body with these fun yet informative activities! (via I Can Teach My child)

    Louis Braille Biography - American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Braille Bug is a kids' site that teaches sighted children grades 3 through 6 about braille, and encourages literacy among sighted and visually impaired.

    This website is the result of a joint project between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). ...a variety of resources......there is also a Facebook page to

    Teach blind children personal space by using the small hula hoops from the Dollar store. The children are able to tactually feel the boundary around them and how much space should be between them and another person.

    Tactile journals combine creativity, early literacy, and the development of fine motor skills in an art activity for children who are blind or visually impaired, including those who have multiple disabilities or deafblindness.

    Why should you homeschool? I asked a group of parents who homeschool their visually impaired children to explain to me why they thought homeschool was the best option. Reprinted here is the wonderful response I received from one mom...

    Easy Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids -- Gobble, Gobble!

    Chicken Tortellini Soup Rotisserie chicken/3 bouillon cubes/one package of the tortellini

    20 Must Try Summer Science Activities for Kids | Weather, Physics, Chemistry, and so much more! Perfect for summer camp or summer boredom busters

    If my dog is Jeeves, I guess that makes me Wooster.

    fresh summer rolls with basil, avocado, kale + spicy garlic peanut sauce