Panda Complete Kit

Panda Complete Kit

Teaches fundamental early literacy skills to children from birth through eight years old with visual impairments

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Price: $59.00


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Developed in partnership with Odds Bodkin and educational leaders across North America, this program teaches fundamental early literacy skills to children from birth through eight years old with visual impairments.

The kit includes three packets with interrelated storybooks produced in uncontracted (beginning-stage) braille, large print and high-contrast illustrations; activity guides and cassettes; a story box; a stuffed panda from Gund® with a backpack to hold a tape player and a guide to additional resources.

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Testimonials

"I am writing to offer an enthusiastic endorsement on behalf of the American Council of the Blind…. Hardly a day goes by at our national office when we don’t receive a telephone call or an e-mail message from a parent or family member looking for help and reassurance about ‘the best way to raise’ a blind or visually impaired child. We look forward to telling these family members about this excellent project…."

– Penny Reeder, American Council of the Blind

"We usually have a difficult time getting [our daughter] to sit down and become interested in reading a book. The program was very successful in getting her engaged with the stories through the songs and activities that accompanied the stories…. It made reading time a fun time…."

– Barbara Smith, Parent

"I often review materials submitted by teachers and organizations for possible publication. I recommend few of these…[but] I would recommend the Perkins Panda Program for wider distribution to our field."

– Suzette Wright, formerly of, American Printing House for the Blind and co-author of On the Way to Literacy.

"I’m so happy to say at last Shayne had a toy he found both joy and comfort with…. As a parent, I highly recommend Perkins Panda."

– Karin Luciano, Parent

"I am writing to enthusiastically support development of the Perkins Panda kit as a fun and functional learning toy for young children with vision impairments…. We are delighted that the Perkins Panda will be available to encourage literacy in such an active way for young children with visual impairments. The kit is an ideal gift and also a valuable learning tool for service organizations to provide for families and school programs."

– Julie Bernas-Pierce, Blind Babies Foundation

"As we prepare our blind and visually impaired children for enriched experiences in a widening world, the Perkins Panda materials have been an answer to the need for excellence in appropriate literacy programming."

– Terri Connolly, Visually Impaired Preschool Services

"We have introduced the book to one blind child at the infant level. We have observed a curiosity with the book, and the parent is excited to see her child responding positively to books…. We feel this helps the parent have expectations for their child that otherwise they often do not have."

– Mary Ellen McCann, Blind Children’s Center

"I just wanted to say thank you for creating Perkins Panda."

– Judy Cooper, Parent

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Panda Complete Kit

Panda Complete Kit

Teaches fundamental early literacy skills to children from birth through eight years old with visual impairments

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