Get Gardening Collection: great ideas to sprout little green fingers
May 2, 2018

Children love to grow things and now’s the perfect time to get them out in the garden planting, pruning and digging.

Our Get Gardening collection of Touch to See books has some charming stories about nature and growing plants to inspire blind and partially sighted children of all ages.

Tactile pictures and front cover of One Mole Digging a Hole  Tactile picture and front cover of Sleepy Dormouse  Pages and front cover of Strong Little Tree

For preschool children, we recommend Jasper’s Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen. Join lovable cat, Jasper, as he plants and tends a bean – with surprising results!

Older children (5-7 years) will love The Strong Little Tree by Helen Peacock and Neil Reed. This countryside tale follows the progress of the little oak as it grows from a sapling to a towering tree. The illustrations are beautiful and it gives plenty of scope to talk about how plants grow and spread.

Other books in the collection include One Year with Kipper (autumn produce such as pumpkins) and The Sleepy Dormouse (growing from seed).

For older children, our Art History Pack contains Laurence Anholt’s The Magical Garden of Claude Monet features a fictional story all about a little girl who discovers Monet’s prized garden and the artist himself. With braille to read and tactile pictures of some of Monet’s most famous artworks, this Touch to See book is a wonderful introduction to art and gardening.

Claude Monet Book Collage

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