Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Tactile Board Book: Off to the Park

Off to the Park cover

Off to the Park by Stephen Cheetham is a tactile board book designed to be an interactive sensory experience for all children, including those with visual impairments or multiple disabilities.

The pages have many tactile features, such a real shoelace on the page about shoes and bumps for the sidewalk. Each page has a braille number, although the text does not include braille.  Braille labels could be added to each page to make it more fully accessible.  There is a wavy glitter path across the bottom of the page to encourage the development of tracking skills, for both tactile and visual learners.

For children with low vision, the page have good contrast and are uncluttered.

This high quality early activity book can be a helpful tool to encourage the development of tactile skills and cognitive concepts in young children who are visually or multiply impaired.

Page from Off to the Park

Page from Off to the Park

Published by Child's Play Inc.

Collage of tactile board book


 

Posted on May 21, 2016
Updated on: February 8, 2018