Reading together is a lovely family activity family and borrowing books from a library gives you free access to all kinds of reading materials.
Below is a link to join the RNIB Library, but first here are some suggestions for things to try while you’re reading:
- Pick a book to read together then find a comfortable space. Remember to check that the environment works for everyone: think about lighting and any external noise or other sensory distractions.
- Read the story together, taking it in turns to read a line, paragraph or page.
- Bring the story to life by adding sound effects or trying different voices for the characters. If you have them, use props to represent different aspects of the story.
- When you’ve finished the story, ask each other questions to see how much of it you can remember – this can be made into a competition if that is something your family enjoys.
If you need the same book in different formats, here are some places to try:
The RNIB Library provides free audio and electronic books: RNIB Library > Home.
Clearvision Project produce large-print and braille resources: Clearvision Project.
Living Paintings have audio and tactile images: Books For Blind Children and Adults – Living Paintings.
Or, try Nosy Crow for audio-described books: Nosy Crow – Award-winning independent children’s book publisher.