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CAL-tacTM Illustrated Flashcard Sets

Stimulate reading readiness, hone mathematics skills, or motivate language development with CAL-tacTM tactile and braille flashcards:

CAL-tacTM Illustrated Alphabet Flashcards
CAL-tacTM Raised Shapes Counting Cards
CAL-tacTM Shapes Flashcards - Beginner and Advanced
CAL-tacTM LDS Clothing Cards

The CAL-tacTM Flashcards tactile shapes, numbers, and pictures are designed for use by children and adults who are blind, visually impaired, or have dyslexia, autism, cognitive learning disability, or other special needs. Their bold raised outlines facilitate tracing shapes by touch to reinforces learning.

Each set of flashcards is:

A guide comes with each product, providing information and suggested activities.

To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

CAL-tacTM Illustrated Alphabet Flashcards

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Teach Both Braille and Print Letters:


Packet contains 26, 7"x7" white plastic cards, fastened by a removable ring, and a braille alphabet guide.
Catalog #103 - CAL-tacTM Illustrated Alphabet Flashcards
For shipment outside of the USA, contact CAL.

To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

CAL-tacTM Raised Shapes Counting Cards

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CAL-tacTM Raised Shapes Counting Cards teach:

Important pre-reading and pre-math skills are nurtured through the use of CAL-tac Raised Shapes Counting Cards These cards provide children with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the process of decoding the symbols that are used to represent numerical concepts.

CAL-tacTM Raised Shapes Counting Cards motivate children to track a page and help them develop kinesthetic feedback.


Packet contains 4 sets of 11, 5½" x 4½" white plastic cards. A guide to Suggested Activities is included.
Catalog #104 - CAL-tacTM Counting Cards

For shipment outside of the USA, contact CAL.

To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

CAL-tacTM Shape Flashcards

Introduction
Beginner Set
Advanced Set

Introduce and reinforce shape identification, texture discrimination, spatial relationships and pattern sequencing.

The six basic shapes used are:

Distinctive bold, raised outlines permit tracing the shapes by touch. Coloring or gluing textures inside the raised "bumper-borders" adds reinforcement to shape identification and spatial relationships (next to, right-left, above-below, large-small). The cards provide excellent small muscle exercise as well as an enjoyable craft activity.

CAL-tacTM Shape Flashcards - Beginner Set - 14 Cards

Photo of beginner's tactile shape flash cards

Packet contains 14, 7" x 7" white plastic cards and an activity guide.
Catalog #101 - CAL-tacTM Shape Flashcards (Shapes for Beginners)

For shipment outside of the USA, contact CAL.

To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

CAL-tacTM Shape Flashcards - Advanced Set - 17 Cards

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Packet contains 17, 7" x 7" white plastic cards and an activity guide.
Catalog #102 - CAL-tacTM Shape Flashcards (Shapes with Advanced Concepts)

For shipment outside of the USA, contact CAL.

To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

CAL-tacTM LDS Clothing Cards

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"What-to-Wear" Skills (LDS) Cards

The contents of closets and drawers - even other people's - are revealed with these wide-ranging tactile cards that cleverly impart concepts that are ordinarily difficult to grasp. Braille labels identify each article; reinforces grouping, sorting, sequencing and story-telling skills. Equally important, the items portrayed serve as an introduction to everyday objects.

This set is the first in the "Everyday Things" Series.

Packet contains 30, 4" x 4" white plastic cards. A Teacher's Manual offers a wide range of activities.
Catalog #105 - CAL-tacTM LDS Clothing Cards
For shipment outside of the USA, contact CAL.

To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

CAL-tacTM Notecards (Greeting Cards)

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Write Your Own Personal Message in Print, Braille or Both!

Attractive, high quality, illustrated CAL-tacTM Notecards are perfect to send to your family, friends or clients for all occasions. Because of the clarity of CAL-tacTM illustrations with contracted braille captions, everyone can identify and enjoy the pictures visually or tactually - without the need of an interpreter.

Each 5"x7" CAL-tacTM illustration is:

Designs currently available are:

  1. six balloons (CONGRATULATIONS)
  2. snowperson (Season’s Greetings)
  3. clown face (Happy Birthday)
  4. bells and holly (Season’s Greetings)
  5. three hearts
  6. kiddush cup with Star of David
  7. butterfly
  8. flowers in flower pot
  9. hummingbird and flowers (Thinking of You)
  10. dove with olive branch
  11. sailboat under moonlight
  12. rainbow over a duck pond
  13. waterfall between mountains
  14. bowling ball with ten pins
  15. hot-air balloon
  16. American flag
  17. stars
  18. cake and candle (Happy Birthday)

Each 5"x7" card with white plastic CAL-tacTM illustration includes an envelope.

Catalog #107 - CAL-tacTM Notecards

Price: $2.75 each (U.S. Dollars). 10% discount for 10 or more. Add 10% for shipping and handling (USA).
For shipment outside of the USA, contact CAL.

To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

The following items may be ordered directly from National Braille Pres (NBP)
(800) 548-7323
National Braille Press Inc.
88 St. Stephen Street
Boston, MA 02115

Shapes and Rhymes Books

Book of Nursery Rhymes
Let's Learn Shapes With Shapely-Cal

Book of Nursery Rhymes

Photo: Humpty-Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes

Childhood's best-loved nursery rhymes pair with tactile illustrations that portray each story element, presented in print and braille. Shapes, sequences and textures cleverly depict elements and action, so that readers "see" what's going on: e.g., the action of the rain falling from the clouds and then puddling on the ground in "Rain, Rain, Go Away."

The book is bound in a bright yellow cover and contains eight popular rhymes familiar to children. A separate text interprets detail.

Catalog #109 - CAL-tacTM Humpty-Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes
Price per book: $24.00 (U.S. Dollars).

Our Book of Shapes and Rhymes - Temporarily Out of Print

Picture of Workbook cover and circles page: Let's Learn Shapes With Shapley-Cal

CAL-tacTM Illustrated: “Touch the Stars II”

CAL-tacTM Illustrated: Touch the Stars II

Written by Noreen Grice. New tactile illustrations by Irma Goldberg and Shirley Keller of Creative Adaptations for Learning. Forward written by blind astronomer Kent Cullers.

The friendliest introduction to the sky ever written for visually impaired stargazers. Touch the stars without ever leaving the house!

Print/braille text complements 19 tactile drawings that show images from the sky, like the moon waxing and waning, famous constellations like the Big Dipper and Orion and, solar eclipses blocking out the sun. Discover the rings of Saturn and Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.

Includes a print facsimile of the tactile illustrations and print transcriptions of braille labels for sighted readers.

#110 — CAL-tacTM Illustrated: “Touch the Stars II”

To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

CAL-tac™ TOUCH and LEARN Tactile Activity Book

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An engaging CAL-tacTM graphic workbook especially useful for pre and early braille readers.

Stimulate the child’s natural love of learning with these Skill Builders: print-braille letter recognition, print-braille number recognition, shape identification, fine motor skills development (follow the path), logical connections and associations (Which object does not belong?), and grouping according to common attributes (Which picture is different?).

Book contains 23, 8.5" x 11" pages, bound by two removable rings for ease of use.

An accompanying “User’s Guide” offers suggestions to help the child explore and enjoy many new learning opportunities.
Catalog #111a - CAL-tacTM TOUCH and LEARN Tactile Activity Book

For shipment outside of the USA, contact CAL.
To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

CAL-tacTM Pathfinder Cards

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Find your way from the entrance → to the exit →→
These unique flashcards provide challenging fun from start to finish.

Interactive tactile mazes will provide hours of hands-on “way finding” as you navigate around the page exploring the nooks and crannies to find the route best traveled.

Use as an Orientation & Mobility exercise, as creative play and simple problem solving, or just for fun.

Packet contains 11, 8.5" x 11" pages with a guide for suggested activities.
Catalog #112 - CAL-tacTM Pathfinder Cards

For shipment outside of the USA, contact CAL.
To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

CAL-tacTM Braille Caravan (2nd Generation)

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Anything that can be brailled can be represented on the CAL-tacTM Braille Caravan! Learn to read, write, and play games with the CAL-tacTM Braille Caravan. Each goldenrod-colored block of the caravan represents a braille cell, with six contrasting black pegs that glide up or down to form dots 1-6. They are made in the USA of high density non-toxic plastic.

How does it work?

The new and improved second generation CAL-tacTM Braille Caravan uses the power of magnets to stay in place. Use your finger, stylus, or any pointed probe to push the peg forward from the underside of the block, just as you would write with a slate. Flip the block over and read what you wrote. Blocks interlace to form a caravan of words, numbers, or sentences.

Activities galore!

Play (practice) alone or with a blind or sighted partner. Build, challenge, and hone tactile reading, writing, and spelling skills and much more.

Each set includes 15 CAL-tacTM Braille Caravan blocks, an Activity Guide.
Catalog #113 - CAL-tacTM Braille Caravan

For shipment outside of the USA, contact CAL.
To order any of our products, please submit our online Order Form, send us our E-mail Order Form by e-mail or regular mail, or call us at (516) 466-9143.

Creative Adaptations for Learning
Creating tactile graphics for children and adults who are blind, visually impaired, or have dyslexia, autism, cognitive learning disability, or other special needs.

38 Beverly Road, Great Neck, NY 11021-1330
Phone: (516) 466-9143
Web site: http://www.cal-s.org
E-mail: calinfo@cal-s.org

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