Hands On is a first stage braille reading scheme, designed for a young child, which introduces the alphabet and alphabetic word signs, strong contractions, a few short forms, numbers 1 to 10, basic punctuation, and capitals.
Hands On does not introduce the full contracted braille code – for that see our second stage scheme, Take Off (TC21413-USB).
Divided into five levels, Hands On includes 32 practice books, a booklet of fun activities and several real stories at each level. The whole scheme includes simple tactile pictures and puzzles to enliven the reading material. It is linked as closely as possible with the Letters and Sounds framework, while not compromising the need to keep tactually confusing braille signs apart.
This USB memory stick contains the braille and the print files for the complete Hands On scheme as well as the teachers’ handbook (braille and print files). It is for use with a computer – please note, it does not contain audio files.