Fun with Spot - Books - Living Paintings

Living Paintings

Fun with Spot

Written by Eric Hill

Suitable for: 0-5 years

Sponsored by: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Available braille grades:

This fun educational resource is designed for pre-school children who are blind or partially sighted. Spot and his family take reader on an adventure through a fun day. This resource provides an introduction to the Living Paintings system for explaining pictures which consists of raised, tactile, feely pictures, accompanied by audio descriptions. And it will help blind and partially sighted pre-school children to prepare for using Living Paintings free library of Touch to See Books and enable them to gain the most from the experience.


Listen to an audio clip

Hello I'm Spot and I like to count, 1 2 3 4 5. Let's count some pictures together.
Jingle sounds It's bedtime Spot. On the plastic page are 5 rows of pictures. Because it's bedtime they are all things to do with getting ready for bed and night-time. Let's get ready for bed and count the pictures together. Let's start at the top left of the plastic page. It's a picture of the round, silver moon. owl hoot sounds Feel the picture of the round, silver moon. The moon is in the sky when it's night-time. It's sometimes round and sometimes crescent shaped, just like a banana. Can you count 1 moon? owl hoot sounds


What's inside

  • A collection of colourful, raised tactile pictures.
  • Short audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Spot’s Face
Spot’s Body Profile
Spot’s Lines (wavy, zig zag, straight, dotted)
Spot’s Shapes (Triangle, Square, Circle, Rectangle, Oval, Diamond and Star)
Spot’s Breakfast (Toast, Eggs, Fried Egg and Letter)
Spot goes to the Park (Flower, Kite and Boat)
Bedtime (1 Moon, 2 Rubber Ducks, 3 Toothbrushes, 4 Teddy Bears and 5 Silver Stars)

What our members say

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Amazed us all! I absolutely recommend this pack, its a really well thought out box of compassionate, educational fun! Dorothy
Fun with Spot Jessica loved the feely pictures and lifting the flaps. The pictures are very bright and on a blank background so I think it made them easier to see. It is brilliantly done. If only all books came like this. Janine
Really Enjoyed This book was the first audio descriptive feely book we have tried and we were really pleased. The audio guide is the perfect length and not too long so she didn't lose interest. My daughter really enjoyed being able to feel the pictures following the guide. She really enjoyed it and even took it into school for 'show and tell'. Her fluffy spot dog now sleeps with her every night. Thank you Library Member
Great introduction I think this pack is very good for first-time preschool users. It is easy to follow and a great introduction. Library Member
Invaluable My son loved the feeling of the pictures and loved listening to the descriptions. The book is really good, please keep up the fantastic work. Its invaluable! Library Member
Well done An excellent pack for emergent braille using pupils and those who require extra input. Library Member
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