Hello, I’m Angela and I have six children. I read Living Paintings books with my second youngest, Charlie, who is 7 years old. She loves books, and we are building up her skills. She has autism, dyslexia, Irlen Syndrome, vision impairment and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Although these conditions bring a mountain of challenges, we are both determined to pursue all of Charlie’s interests!
Living Paintings Pre-school Introductory Pack Fun with Spot™ amazed us all. It has a lovely book, and packs of Touch to See pictures to help children learn to use the feelings in their fingers before moving on to learning Braille. Charlie loved tracing the raised pictures and objects on the plastic pages, and could link it to Braille as there was a Braille number on each.
There is a CD which tells the story of the pictures. We couldn’t use this as my daughter has severe processing issues, but the accompanying booklet with full notes proved invaluable, enabling me to teach Charlie what to look for, and how it felt, while giving a wonderfully imaginative story.
I absolutely recommend Fun with Spot™ – it’s a really well thought out box of compassionate, educational fun!
Do you and your child enjoy our Touch to See picture books as much as Angela and Charlotte? Would you like to share your experiences of reading our books or doing some of the crafts and activities we suggest in Wigwam? We’d love to hear from you. Please send your photos, book reviews, craft projects, ideas, thoughts and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org