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The Alphabet Place: An Interactive Literacy Experience (through September 3, 2012)
Rondo Library 421 N. Dale Street, St. Paul
The Alphabet Place: An Interactive Literacy Experience
MAIHN member Amy Unger--artist, writer and teacher-- has walked and photographed the “found” alphabet along St. Paul’s six miles of the Central Corridor and in cross streets. The letters have been used to create magnetic board games that support literacy and classroom vision skills, as well as an ABC treasure hunt in the Children’s Area of the Rondo Public Library.
The idea for this interactive installation came from behavioral optometrist Dr. Carl Hillier of San Diego and Amy’s son, Isaac. When Isaac was just under four years of age, he began vision therapy to correct a lack of eye teaming and other visual skill challenges. Amy learned the ABC through Z board game and became committed to promoting literacy through games and play by watching Dr. Hillier guide Isaac through vision skills building. Isaac is now a successful high school student and gifted musician. Click
for more information regarding the importance of visual skills and academic success and Pave Vision, a parent led initiative created by parent and vision therapist Margie Thompson. More information can also be found at
(click on “Vision and Learning”).
An Opening for the interactive exhibit will be held on June 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the
Rondo Public Library
Rondo_News_Release 2SIDED FINAL.pdf
. The exhibit runs until Labor Day.
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