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.
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.
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.
Click the links above to order from our online library or call our office on 01635 299771.