June 27th Special Days - Featuring 28+ Helen Keller Freebies!

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Image: Photograph of Helen Keller at age eight with her tutor Anne Sullivan on vacation in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts | July 1888 | New England Historic Genealogical Society

Image: Who Was Helen Keller? | Paperback: 112 pages | by Gare Thompson (Author), Who HQ (Author), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator). Publisher: Penguin Workshop; 37912th edition (August 25, 2003)
Who Was Helen Keller?
June 27th is... Helen Keller Day, Happy Birthday to You Day, Decide to Be Married Day, Industrial Workers of the World Day, National Ice Cream Cake Day, National HIV Testing Day, World Microbiome Day, National Bingo Day, National Sunglasses Day, National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day/National PTSD Awareness Day, National Indian Pudding Day, International Pineapple Day, National Orange Blossom Day, National Onion Day, National High School Mountain Bike Day, Micro- Small- And Medium-Sized Enterprises Day, National Women's Fly Fishing Day, Initium Aestatis, Mixed Race Day (Brazil), Seven Sleepers Day (Germany), St. Ladislaus' Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Story of My Life (Dover Thrift Editions), by Helen Keller (Author), Candace Ward (Editor). Publisher: Dover Publications; New edition edition (April 27, 2012)
The Story of My Life
Helen Keller Day
-- A commemorative holiday to celebrate the life and achievements of Helen Keller, American activist, author, and suffragist. An observance by presidential proclamation in 1980, as well as international organizations, particularly those helping the blind and deaf. In 1904, Keller became the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor's degree in the US.

Read: The Story of My Life
-- When she was 19 months old, Helen Keller (1880–1968) suffered a severe illness leaving her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps - with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan - is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication. In this classic autobiography, first published in 1903, Miss Keller recounts the first 22 years of her life, including the magical moment at the water pump when recognizing the connection between the word water and the cold liquid flowing over her hand, she realized objects had names.

Image: Watch The Miracle Worker | Helen Keller comes under the tutelage of an amazing teacher
The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker
-- This movie is the story about Anne Sullivan and her efforts in working with young Helen Keller. The movie focuses on Anne's struggle to draw Helen, a blind and prelingually deaf girl out of her world of darkness and silence. Helen has been unable to communicate with her family except through physical temper tantrums since an illness took her eyesight and hearing from her at the age of 19 months old. She is allowed to eat other people's food with her hands, knock over or break items, and basically do whatever else she desires. She is barely pacified with candy when she throws a tantrum and is headed toward mental institutionalization in an asylum when Anne enters her life as Helen's parents' last-ditch effort to avoid the inevitable

Image: Helen Keller: A photographic story of a life (DK Biography) | Paperback: 128 pages | by Leslie Garrett (Author), Annie Tremmel Wilcox (Author). Publisher: DK Children; 37160th edition (August 23, 2004)
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Helen Keller: A photographic story of a life
-- Tells the inspirational tale of the spirited crusader, Helen Keller. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

πŸ‘© Braille Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Helen Keller: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Women in History Book 6) | Kindle Edition | by Hourly History (Author). Publication Date: November 12, 2018
Helen Keller

Amazon Freebies:

πŸ‘© Free Helen Keller ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

πŸ‘© Read Helen Keller ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

πŸ‘© Free Helen Keller apps

πŸ‘© Free Braille apps

πŸ‘© Listen to Helen Keller Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

πŸ‘© Watch Helen Keller Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

πŸ‘© Listen to Helen Keller Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

πŸ‘© Free Alexa Skills | Braille
πŸ‘© Amazon Kids+ Free Trial - Unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos and apps, as well as parental controls to help create a unique experience for each child. (US, Germany, UK)

πŸ‘© Prime Gaming Free Trial - Unlock instant access to tons of exclusive content for your favorite games, and a collection of PC games for free... each and every month.

Image: Watch: Four Senses | Celebrity chefs Christine Ha and Carl Heinrich team up with special guests for an exciting cooking show with an accessibility twist
Four Senses

Recipes For The Blind:

πŸ‘© Golden Gate Salad, by Helen Keller

πŸ‘© Nicole's Recipe Wall | Blindmom.com

πŸ‘© Cooking and recipes | RNIB | Seeing Differently

πŸ‘© How to Cook when You're Blind or Visually Impaired

Image: This Is What Blind Looks Like: Understanding Behaviors in the Classroom (Warrior Moms) | Paperback: 43 pages | by Kim Cox (Author). Publisher: Independently published (April 24, 2020)
This Is What Blind Looks Like

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

πŸ‘© Helen Keller Resource and Activity Book - StartsAtEight

πŸ‘© Fun Activities for the Hearing Impaired

πŸ‘© Activities: Scenarios The activities in this section will provide...

πŸ‘© Helen Keller Coloring Pages (7)

πŸ‘© Helen Keller Online Coloring Page

πŸ‘© Helen Keller and Tree of Life Bookmarks - AACN

πŸ‘© The Story of My Life by Helen Keller - Free Ebook

πŸ‘© Helen Keller Activities and Worksheets | Teachers Pay Teachers

πŸ‘© Helen Keller worksheets - ESL Printables

πŸ‘© Sign Language Alphabet | 6 Free Downloads to Learn It Fast

πŸ‘© The Braille Alphabet Delivers Literacy and Independence

πŸ‘© Bookshare makes reading easier - People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

πŸ‘© The Story of My Life by Helen Keller | Read Free Online

πŸ‘© Braille Games and Secret Messages | BrailleBug.org

πŸ‘© Braille Resources | BrailleBug.org

πŸ‘© The Helen Keller Kids Online Museum

πŸ‘© My Name in Braille - Alabama Archives

πŸ‘© The Story of Helen Keller | Printables

πŸ‘© American Notable American Women ~ Helen Keller with Anne Sullivan paper dolls

πŸ‘© Printable Braille Alphabet Charts

Image: The Black Book of Colors | Hardcover: 24 pages | by Menena Cottin (Author), Rosana FarΓ­a (Illustrator), Elisa Amado (Translator). Publisher: Groundwood Books (June 28, 2008)

More Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

πŸ‘© FREEBIE: Braille Alphabet Card

πŸ‘© FREEBIE: Baby Sign Language Flash Cards

πŸ‘© FREEBIE: Healthy Eyes Vision Wellness Program

Image: Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses, by Vanessa Brown (Author). Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (February 12, 2015)
Cool Shades
Sunglasses Day
-- Not only an observance but a reminder our shades are a health necessity, and it is important to wear sunglasses or other UV-protective eyewear every day to protect long-term eye health.

πŸ‘“ Print and craft a pair of cute paper eyeglasses

πŸ‘“ Deal With It Glasses

πŸ‘“ Make Your Own 3-D Glasses

πŸ‘“ Rainbow Dash's Sunglasses Papercraft

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