Key Stage 1 Introduction - Books - Living Paintings

Living Paintings

Key Stage 1 Introduction

Suitable for: 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

This fun educational resource contains brightly coloured raised tactile pictures and a lively audio guide. This resource provides an introduction to the Living Paintings system for explaining and exploring pictures which consists of raised, tactile pictures, accompanied by audio descriptions. It will help blind and partially sighted young children to progress with 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

This is a picture of a lovely green crisp apple. Apples are round like a ball, but in our picture it feels like a large raised rounded bump. That's because we're only feeling one side of it, and not feeling around the whole apple. In a picture you can only see one side of things. Place your fingers at the top of the apple. Can you feel the raised line at the top? This is the stalk, which holds the apple onto the tree. Now, with both hands feel around the shape down to the bottom. Can you find the little ridges under the apple?

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

Apple and Carrot
Basket, Cake, Pears and Eggs
Teddy Bear
Boy with Bed
Boy in bed with teddy bear
Man holding watering can
Man with old fashioned car
Mouse, Cat, Horse and Elephant
Girl in various poses
Man and Boy and House

What our members say

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Good introduction This pack is a good introduction to the concept of feeling pictures and listening to descriptions. It has also helped me to get better at describing to the student. It gave me lots of ideas Library Member
Interested in feeling the pictures and repeating what they were called Great for reinforcing how to use his fingers effectively to feel and follow the verbal directions. Such a help to encourage him to use his hands/fingers to read. Dorothy
Enjoyed the songs Nell Enjoyed feeling the pictures and having songs sung to her. Rose
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