Fred’s Story: enjoying storytime and reading
August 18, 2015

Fred with Touch to See delivery from Living Paintings

Hi, my name’s Karen and I wanted to tell you about how my son, Fred, loves receiving his Living Paintings’ brown box in the post:

“Once every few months a well travelled box lands on our doorstep. It’s brown, square and, to be honest, usually a bit tatty. Well loved! We enjoy thinking about all the children the box has travelled to – other boys and girls like Fred who can’t see very well. Sharing its wonderful books and bringing stories alive.

library member reading touch to see book Living Paintings

We signed up to Living Paintings over two years ago now and still look forward to our box! During preschool Fred really enjoyed the picture books with the touchy bumpy pictures. Now, with a year of school under his belt, he is really loving his storytime and reading.

He now chooses his own books and goes straight for the bumpy pictures and tells us all about the main characters. We then dive into story after story. Bedtime has been brought forward as storytime gets longer. Once we have exhausted our stash of books, off they go, packed in their well-loved box to another family.

library member reading touch to see book Living Paintings

If that box could talk I bet it could really tell a tale or two of its own”.

Thank you, Karen,  for letting us know how our Touch to See books have helped Fred with his love of reading. We can see that Fred’s sibling likes to join in with his reading. What a great bit of photobombing!

Do you have a “brown box” story too – we’d love to hear it.  Please send it to Emily at emilyb@livingpaintings.org.

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