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Teacher and pupil with vision impairment discuss a book in the library

Tips for Reading with your Child with Vision Impairment

From the Little Finger By Mary Lee (2005)

  • Sit with your child on your knee or close beside you and look at the book together
  • Books offer lots of things to talk and laugh about
  • Help your child to be actively involved in turning the pages
  • Take time to talk about the pictures and point out details. Use objects instead of pictures, if appropriate
  • Explain and demonstrate the meaning of unfamiliar words and ideas
  • Use your voice to make the story fun and interesting
  • Children love to read their favourite stories over and over again
  • Give your child time to explore the feels and sounds of a tactile book. (Join the Clear Vision lending library, an excellent source of tactile books)
  • Follow the text with your finger and encourage your child to do the same, with their hand over yours

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