Off to the Beach

Watch Amelia enjoy the sounds and textures of Off to the Beach, a tactile book available to children and families with additional support needs.

Amelia is quite busy playing on her rocking horse – but that doesn’t mean she isn’t engaged with the story. She joins in with words – repeating and chatting through different pages – while playing at the same time. Amelia may not explore all of the textures in the book, but instead responds to the way Corinna reads the story, especially the sound effects. These sound effects, whether from the way the book is read aloud, or created with props, really bring the book to life. After the story, Amelia is very engaged with the rain stick and creating the effect of water. It’s a great way to keep the story going. Even without the book, they can carry on discussing the beach, and working that theme into play.


Off to the Park is one of a range of tactile books that Scottish Book Trust is able to provide for children with Additional Support Needs. These books are a fantastic resource for families alongside their regular Bookbug bags. You can request Off to the Beach - and our other tactile books - from your local Bookbug Co-ordinator.

You can also listen to the audio versions of Off to the Beach, Off to the Park, and Getting Ready on the Our Tactile Books page.



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