We help dads read with their blind and partially sighted children
June 15, 2015

Research says that reading with your child for just 10 minutes a day helps them with their school work and improves their social and emotional well-being. It’s particularly important for blind and partially sighted children to be able to bond with their parents over the shared joy of reading – which is where we come in!

Our audio and tactile books give blind children the chance to enjoy independent reading through the inclusion of the text in Braille. The highly descriptive audio read by celebrity dads such as Alan Davies, Hugh Bonneville and Bill Bailey and the colourful, tactile pictures also make them highly enjoyable for sighted parents and siblings.

So if you’re a dad, what better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a spot of reading – and we’ve got the perfect books for you to borrow completely free of charge such as……

Billy Monster’s Daymare  by Alan Durant
Suitable for 7-11 years

Alan Davies recording Billy Monster's Daymare for Living Paintings

This delightful book tells the story of Billy Monster. He can’t sleep – his room is too bright and he keeps having ‘daymares’ about horrible children. Daddy monster tries his best to reassure him with lullabies and cold slime. This warm and funny story is perfect for raising a smile and chasing away bedtime fears. The audio was read for us by comedian and actor, Alan Davies.

Just Like My Dad by David Melling
Suitable for under 5s

Tactile picture from Living Paintings' picture bookJust Like My Dad by David Melling

Written by our very own author-in-residence, this beautifully illustrated tale examines the relationship between fathers and children – perfect for Father’s Day.

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
Suitable for 5 -7 years

Tactile picture showing the boy and penguin from Lost and Found

Read by Hugh Bonneville, this charming tale of a boy and a lost penguin provides a lovely shared reading experience.  Will there be a happy ending for the pair?

These are just three examples of the picture books we have in our free postal library which are perfect for dads. So why not browse online and borrow some titles today.


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