Children - Product range and catalogue
For blind and visually impaired children and young people we have designed a variety of books to suit different needs and interests. They include Introductory Books, Living Picture Books, Topical Books and Teacher Resource Books.
These packs are designed to carefully introduce blind and partially sighted children to our touch and sound system and our materials in order that they gain as much as possible from other products in our range. We have 4 Introductory packs to cover the following age groups:
Pre-School – based around Spot the Dog
Living Picture Books
A Living Picture Book contains a popular children’s storybook with brightly painted tactile images of the main characters. These raised images are bound together with clear plastic braille sheets so that if the child is learning or reading braille they can read the story themselves. An audio description is provided to advise the children how to touch and understand the raised images, as well as describing all the other pictures in the book. The catalogue contains titles for Pre-School to Upper Primary aged children. These books are a fantastic resource for blind children both at school and in the home.
Living Picture Packs
These packs are companions to books that can be obtained from other sources and are designed to be used at any time during the reading of the book. They contain at least five raised images, each depicting one or more characters or scenes from the selected book. Titles include ‘Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends’ and ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.
This series of books groups together images relating to a particular topic of interest both from a leisure and educational perspective. The books are not designed to tie in specifically with the National Curriculum but to provide material that complements the teaching and learning of various subjects. Titles include ‘Images of Weather’, ‘The History of Space Exploration’ and ‘Exploring Music with Peter and The Wolf’.
Guidance notes are also provided. These include suggested activities that relate to the topic and recommended websites should further information be required.
Teacher Resource Books
These are designed to give visually impaired children at Key Stage 2/3 level access to some of the illustrations that their sighted peers benefit from in the classroom. Subjects include Ancient Greece, World War 2 and Victorian Britain.
Guidance notes are provided with the Teacher Resource Books. These include suggested activities that relate to the topic and recommended websites should further information be required.
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