Due to COVID-19, our Museum and Factory Tours have been temporarily suspended. We also are continuing to see delays in Priority Mail and Free Matter for the Blind shipments of up to 3-4 weeks due to USPS delays. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-223-1839.Close
BrailleBuzz is a fun new way to get children involved in forming early literacy skills. This instructional toy resembles a cartoon bumblebee and has honey comb shaped buttons with braille that make funny noises when pressed. Perfect for children between the ages two to five, BrailleBuzz encourages practice with braille characters and phonics, similar to a variety of audio based toys that teach print writing.
A friendly recorded human voice and exciting sounds are paired with a Perkins-style braille keyboard, designed with little hands in mind. BrailleBuzz offers 3 modes of play to appeal to a wide variety of young learners’ needs:
- 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.
BrailleBuzz is portable and only needs 2 AA batteries to run! It’s easy to use, educational, and kids love it! But don’t take our word for it:
“BrailleBuzz definitely fills a need in the Pre-K level. It’s familiarizing a child with braille cell and keyboard through play!” -Public school teacher
“My kindergarten student really enjoyed reading and writing—I see it as a learning tool which goes beyond Pre-K.” -Kindergarten teacher
Share this article.
They’re here! APH is excited to be an official partner, responsible for distributing LEGO®Braille Bricks to students in the United...
We know getting the braille you need quickly is important for success in the classroom, but it’s not always easy...
What’s your favorite flavor? We’re not talking about ice cream, we’re talking jellybeans! Forty-six years ago there were only seven...