Ideas for reading, learning and playing for blind and partially sighted children

“Your library provides a source of enjoyment, relaxation and learning for my child.”

Parent of library member, age 12

Success Stories

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Reading Ideas

Pre-School

Learning for little ones with lovable pup Spot the Dog.

Hand feeling a tactile picture of Madam Dragon and Zog

 

Picture Book

A funny and heart-warming tale, read by TV’s Mel Giedroyc, with added sound effects.

limestone cavern with stalagmites - DK images

Education and Leisure

Discover the weird and wonderful world of science.

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Watch and Listen

Latest Discovery Hubs

Hougless Douglas

Wigwam

Living Paintings’ wonderful world of picture books for blind children.

DNA helix

Science Alive!

Discovering the weird and wonderful world around us.

Dinosaur display picture

Dinosaurs

Explore the thrilling pre-historic world of sauropods and raptors.

Education

Library member Theo doing the charm a paper snake experiment

New tactile science book for blind kids COMING SOON!

Lab coats at the ready… Science Experiments is on its way!

Library member Ted trying an experiment using a bowl of water and some plasticine

Ted gets hands-on with science

Our accessible books give blind children fun, active and engaging experiences

Tactile image of flowers from The Wonder of Life

Accessible STEM books to get blind children curious about science

Put these accessible science books in your back-to-school bag

Granny went to Market tactile book

World culture collection, for 7-14 years

Great reads for young globetrotters!

Activities and Play

The band tactile and book page from Rapunzel

Ideas for groovy dressing up fun!

Our latest Living Picture Book is full of fabulous costume inspiration

An illustration of Winnie-the-Pooh holding a honeypot and surrounded by bees. On the right is our tactile version of the image created in white plastic.

A multi-sensory exhibition about Winnie-the-Pooh

Head to the V&A for an exploration of one of the world’s most lovable literary characters

A penguin Christmas card: white card with a black and white child's footprint with a felt beak and googly eyes.

How to make a penguin footprint Christmas card

A great hands-on activity (or should that be feet-on) for Christmas time!

Colourful leaf prints

Multi-sensory autumn activities

Make the most of the season with these fun activities

Highlights

T-Rex with a wide mouth showing all of its sharp teeth

New tactile book for blind kids COMING SOON!

Get to know dastardly dinos from the Cretaceous era

Library member Theo doing the charm a paper snake experiment

New tactile science book for blind kids COMING SOON!

Lab coats at the ready… Science Experiments is on its way!

A screen shot of the Audio Eyes app working

The Science Museum app for visitors with visual impairment

Experience the Information Age gallery with automatic audio descriptions

Rapunzel front cover and tactile picture

Just published – Rapunzel: A Groovy 1970s Fairy Tale

A funky re-working of a classic tale is now accessible for blind children

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