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Living Paintings

Key Stage 3 Introduction

Suitable for: 11-14 years (Key stage 3)

This introductory pack progresses further with more difficult concepts. There are plenty of raised images to help the child understand such things as facial expressions, body language, emotions and perspective. 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

The way that we arrange our faces can express how we feel; happy, sad, bored, grumpy etc.
In thermoforms 1 and 2 we are going to look at 4 faces each of exactly the same person, Tim, but each is different as he experiences different feelings. Now turn to thermoform 1, find the two faces.
Voice 2
What a day! At the end of it, I don't know whether to laugh or cry! Oh, hi, I'm Tim, what a day I've had - sorry to go on about it - but"¦
Well, to start with, everything was fine. I woke up, the sun was shining, it was the first of the holidays and I felt great. You can tell I did by looking at the first picture of me.

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

Boy’s face with different expressions
Woman in different positions
Chair and Pipe, a painting by by Vincent van Gogh
Pipe on Chair (detail of the painting)
Boat and Man in Boat
Tree with the sun and shadow
House and House with Garden
House with garden and fencing and flowerbed
Plain Landscape and Landscape with river
Landscape with river, houses and a boat

What our members say

Inntroductory Pack No.3. Despite their serious complications the girls really enjoyed the stories with help by staff. Janine
Amazing ... these are AMAZING!! ... staff who have seen them think they are great as well. Library Member
Can't stop talking about it My children absolutely loved this pack. They felt as though they 'could see again'. Thank you. Library Member

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