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Songs to Celebrate Braille Literacy
Let’s make some noise for braille literacy with sing-a-longs that raise awareness about braille! Family members make great band members so get together and jam to these fun tunes!
All About That Braille
We’re all about that braille and so are the BELL students of the Louisiana Center for the Blind. Join in singing along to this clever braille-centric parody of a well-known pop song!
Six Bumpy Dots That I Once Knew
[Sung to the tune of Five Little Ducks That I Once Knew- Author: Suzette Wright, Emergent Literacy Project Leader at APH]
Six Bumpy Dots that I once knew–
best of friends they say it’s true.
Each Bumpy Dot has a job to do.
Come and meet the Braille Dots! You will love them, too!
Here’s Dot 1. He’s up on top.
Over on the left’s his special spot.
Dot number 2 is just below.
Come and meet the Braille Dots! Don’t you love them so!
There at the bottom is Dot number 3.
What an important place to be!
Up top right meet Dot number 4.
Come and meet the Braille Dots, and let’s sing some more!
Dear Dot 5 is in middle—
barely space to give a wiggle.
Dot number 6 is under all the rest.
Now you’ve met the Braille Dots! Aren’t they ALL the BEST?!
[This can be set to music or done as a poem; plays off the double meaning of the word “dotty”= amiably eccentric- Author: Suzette Wright, Emergent Literacy Project Leader at APH]]
Dotty dots dots dots–
there are lots lots lots–
pages of a lotta dotty dotty dots.
But they’re not so “dotty” for the lot of you
who can read the lotta dots
Because braille, braille, braille
leaves a trail trail trail
for fingers to follow ‘cross the page.
fingers to follow ‘cross a lotta dotty dots,
telling you a fascinating
A tale tale tale
that regales gales gales
as your fingers fly faster ‘cross the page,
faster than the wind ‘cross the dotty dotty dots–
the not so “dotty” dots we love,
The Braille Rap Song
Check out the throwback stylings of this hip-hoppin rap about braille written by teachers at the Alabama School for the Blind and performed by Kentucky School for the Blind students.
*Originally posted in January 2020 for Braille Literacy Month
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