Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Pocket People Tactile Books

pocket people collage

We make lots of tactile books for all of our students, so that they will have plenty of books to read, alongside their sighted peers.  One student we had always ripped the tactile symbols and objects right off of each page.  After glueing these back on repeatedly, I came up with the idea of creating "pocket people" who could be taken out of a pocket on each page, examined, and put back in the pocket.  This gave the books much longer lives and became one of this student's favorite things.

Here is one of the books we created.  We included the print and braille, so that the book could be enjoyed with classmates and family members.

Polly my pocket person

 

 

Polly my pocket person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a friend. Her name is Polly. Polly is great.

 

 

I have a friend. Her name is Polly. Polly is great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have friend. Her name is Polly. Polly can swim.

 

 

I have a friend. Her name is Polly. Polly can swim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a friend. Her name is Polly. Polly can go to the store.

 

 

 

 

 

I have a friend. Her name is Polly. Polly can go to the store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a friend. Her name is Polly. Polly can go to sleep.

 

 

 

I have a friend. Her name is Polly. Polly can go to sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Comments

Great idea!

Posted by Liamsmom

Posted on April 26, 2014
Updated on: February 8, 2018

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Liamsmom commented on April 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing:)  My kiddo, who will be 5 next week, is a little tough on his tactile books too! Love the idea of a 'pocket person' and also the ideas of the different clothes for different activities! FUN:)  I will definately have to try a book like this for him:)