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Monkey's Uncle Reading Game

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in learning to read Braille. A version of "Old Maid," the cards, created on index cards, have animals' names written on them in Braille and print. One card has a fuzzy-textured red or other brigh color circle on it and is the "Monkey's Uncle." All of the cards are dealt face down among at least three players. Players remove and set aside any pairs in their hands. The player to the left of the dealer draws a card from the dealer's hand; if their is a match, the pair is set aside. The dealer then takes a card from the player to his/her right and discards a pair if one is made. Play continues in this manner until all pairs are discarded. The "Monkey's Uncle" is the player with that card when all the pairs are discarded. A variation makes the holder of the card the game winner. MATERIALS: 18 to 24 index cards with animal names printed and Brailled on them, with two cards for each animal. One card with a bright textured circle on it. SKILLS REQUIRED: Braille. AUTHOR: Swenson, A. TITLE:
Well, I'll be a Monkey's Uncle (in Springboard). JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 38 no. 1, Spring 2006: p. 24. PAGES: 2 with cover. 2006.


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