A very wide range of factors may lead to children and young people having a need for additional support. We provide a range of free tactile books for those children.
We have three titles from Usborne’s award-winning series of books: That’s Not My... These brightly illustrated books have tactile features such as soft fur or foil patches for children to explore and a simple, repetitive story.
We can also offer three tactile books published by Child’s Play. Off to the Park, Off to the Beach, and Getting Ready have been developed in consultation with organisations working with blind and partially-sighted children, as well as children and their families. With high-contrast images, tactile features such as zips and flaps and Braille-style numbering, they are suitable for children with a variety of additional support needs.
Requesting tactile books
- You can request all of these books from your Health Visitor or Family Services Team.
- If you are ordering books for your Early Years Setting or Health Centre please contact your local Bookbug Co-ordinator.
- Advice on sharing books with children with additional support needs is also available.
Symbolised resources to accompany the books in the Bookbug Explorer and P1 Bags are available from CALL Scotland.
You can listen to audio recordings of Off to the Park, Off to the Beach, and Getting Ready or watch videos of the tactile books being read aloud.