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Childhood 1880-1894

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Helen touching the branch of a tree

But Helen had spent most of her childhood outside! Anne had taught Helen many things outside of the classroom. She taught her to touch, smell, and experience nature. She wanted Helen to be curious, ask questions, and to discover the world around her. And, for the rest of her life, Helen loved to smell and touch flowers, to feel the wind on her face...she was curious about everything!

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Ivy Green, where Helen was born

Helen's mother, Kate Adams Keller, 1900

Portrait of Anne Sullivan, 1887

The water pump where Helen made her miraculous breakthrough

Helen's early writing

Photograph of the Boy's Kindergarten class at the Perkins School for the Blind, c. 1880

Helen touching the branch of a tree

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