Getting children involved and enjoying reading from an early age is vitally important to their speech and language development. When you lose your sight, reading anything - from Maisy to "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" - can become impossible.
Currently blind and partially sighted readers face a dramatically limited choice of book titles.
Only seven per cent of books are available in large print, unabridged audio and braille, including titles available in these formats as e-books (RNIB, 2011b).
Charlotte loves receiving books from RNIB’s library. It makes it possible for her to read the same books as her friends. She loves reading and currently her favourite books are the Harry Potter series.” - Mum of Charlotte, registered blind and a braille reader.
By registering to hold a fundraising event with Read for RNIB Day as a nursery you will not only be developing the children in your care but also helping to open up a world of reading to blind and partially sighted children across the UK.
Register your nursery today to receive your free Alice in Wonderland fundraising pack with loads of ideas and top tips to help change their story.
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Children talk about what reading means to them.
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Once you have registered don't forget to check out our A to Z of fundraising ideas to see even more ways you could make your Read for RNIB Day reading related event even bigger.
Illustration from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" © Helen Oxenbury, courtesy of Walker Books Ltd.