Experience the British landscape through touch and sound: tactile-audio adventures for nature navigators

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Experience the British landscape through touch and sound: tactile-audio adventures for nature navigators

2nd May 2024


British wildlife is flourishing as spring has sprung, encouraging us to explore and discover the great British outdoors. But for children who are blind or visually impaired, engaging with nature can be a different experience. Luckily, we have a range of tactile audio boxsets that can help them learn more about the nature of the British Isles and inspire them to explore the natural world.

With our selection of accessible Touch to See boxsets blind and visually impaired children can explore the wonders of Britain’s beautiful outside spaces. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite tactile audio experiences; from boxsets about the beauty of British Wildflowers to exploring the ever-so-cute animals at the British Seashore.

Linked to the National Curriculum, these packs can be enjoyed as part of Key Stage 2 and 3 learning or can help blind and visually impaired young people explore their own interests.

We wonder which of the books below will be your child’s favourite? Are they animal lovers, seashore shell collectors or flower power enthusiasts? Have fun exploring the world of nature with them.

British Wildlife, a walk in the countryside

Join Gran on an adventure through Britain’s countryside as she describes the wildlife that she spots along the way. From walking by rivers and trudging through woodland to visiting a friendly farm; she even encounters some famous nature enthusiasts too. Accompanied by atmospheric music and detailed tactile images, this fact book is perfect for having fun while learning about the hidden wonders of Britain’s Wildlife.

Designed for Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 learners at home and at school.

Explore the Seashore

Cruise around the British Isles and explore all the different sea animals living on the shore and the sea. This fact book is perfect for those sea-loving little ones eager to see dolphins, puffins and basking sharks.

Our audio guide is provided by Timothy Spall who steers our ship towards a fun learning experience.

Designed for Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 learners at home and at school.

British Wildflowers

Take a walk into Britain’s countryside and experience the beauty of wildflowers with gorgeous descriptions of the lovely scenery and details of Britain’s outdoor flowers. Stopping at different habitats like the woodland, meadows and moorland, every flower explored is carefully created for an exploratory tactile experience.

Suitable for young adults, teens.

British Birds and Their Habitat

Experience this most-loved collection of tactile images and audio descriptions of 24 British birds. This immersive experience takes you on a journey exploring their habitats, and songs and learning fun facts about each one. Explore all these glorious British birds with their different tactile shapes and sizes: including the owl, woodpecker, kingfisher and swan.

Suitable for young adults, teens.

Forest School – Nature Detectives

This  resource helps young explorers learn about all the different UK habitats of the countryside. Feel over the detailed tactile images of butterflies, swallows and cute chaffinch chicks. Make it a whole day of fun with an included activity pack perfect for independent learning and educational support.

Suitable for Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4 learners at home and at school.

More nature to explore

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