Carol, a teacher in a primary school, sent us some feedback and photos about a book she recently borrowed for her visually impaired pupil, Nikhil, age 6.
“I used your book, Images of Weather, for our topic work on weather in class. The tactile images of the rainbow, lightning, wind and seasons were used as part of this. The shape of the rainbow and the different sections were helpful in showing Nikhil what a rainbow is like. The tactile images of the tree through the four seasons showed how a tree changes. Inspired by this, Nikhil made his own four seasons picture and was able to describe what was happening in each drawing.
As well as benefiting Nikhil, our only visually impaired pupil, the Touch to See books are a great resource for other children to share with him. They enjoy feeling the pictures and then looking at the colour photographs. The sighted children enjoy talking about the pictures with Nikhil, so it helps his interaction with his peers.
The audio descriptions, music and sound effects are a bonus – which we are starting to use more and more as Nikhil gets older. The instructions for the Four Seasons tactile pictures were followed and greatly helped him to be more systematic in his reading of the raised images.
We really enjoy having these books to use in class and can see how we will use them more and more fully as he progresses through the school to Juniors.
What a wonderful free resource! We are so thankful for this!”
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