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Living Paintings

Key Stage 2 Introduction

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2)

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 thermoform shows us two pictures of the same tree - one in summer and one in winter. Let's begin with the shape on the left. Feel all over it to get a general impression - it's a big old tree covered in leaves. Find the roots right at the bottom of the tree where they stick into the ground. The roots spread out in different directions to hold the tree firmly in the ground and to find food and water in the earth for the tree to grow. Now, from the roots, follow the wavy lines upwards and you'll find the canopy of leaves. The wavy lines show how rough the bark of the tree is on the tree trunk.

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

Man and Cat
Desert Island
Tree
Cat on Table
Ballerina
Sitting and Kneeling
Two Princesses
Girl’s Clothes
Real Wolf
Story Book Wolf

What our members say

Delighted with pack I have been delighted by the contents of this pack and the concepts that are being explained. Good for encouraging communication and discussing new topics and concepts. Library Member

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