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Get, Set, Go! Celebrating the Summer Games!

26th March 2024

The Paris 2024 Olympics is about to take the world by storm and bring the nation together as we get behind Team GB, cheering on the UK’s inspiring sports stars. A perfect new addition has just landed to our free accessible library for blind and visually impaired children that can help them feel included in The Summer Games.

Get set go! Summer Games Celebrations is one of three new sensory experiences that give blind and visually impaired children the opportunity to dive into the world of the summer Olympics through touch and sound picture books.

Alongside a huge range of tactile images, you’re guided by a star-studded lineup of Olympic heroes who help guide fingers over the raised images to build a picture of the action in their minds and are packed full of exclusive interviews giving an insight into their experiences at The Games.

Introduced by para-athlete JJ Chalmers, this sensory experience takes blind and visually impaired children and young people on an adventure exploring different sporting events, inspiring them to get involved.

Clare Balding brings her effortless and friendly sports presenting skills and guides us through multiple interviews as part of the immersive audio descriptions with superstar Olympians such as Hurdler Colin Jackson, Swimmer Karen Pickering and rower Sir Matthew Pinsent. Alongside the audio guides, each interview gives a real-life perspective of what the sport feels like, delving into different sensory explorations.

This boxset is perfect for children and young people to explore different sports, helping build their confidence. It’s also a great resource for learning in school and home-schooling, aided to support subjects across the National Curriculum all year round.

Let’s take a look at the different sports which are highlighted in our tactile images below…

Let’s check out the sports in this book


Track and field

Diving, Table Tennis and Badminton

Gymnast and Weightlifter

Slalom Kayak and Rowing

Ready to get sporty?

If you’re not already a member of Living Paintings free postal library for blind and visually impaired children, you can join here. Joining or borrowing won’t ever cost you a penny.

If you’re already a member you can Get Set Go! Summer Games Celebrations here.

And don’t forget to share your experience with us on socials so we can see what inspired you.

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