The Reach & Match Learning Kit is a beautiful inclusive learning resource that can be fun for all children as they acquire early concepts of space and positional play. For young children who are visually impaired, there are many tactual qualities which make the mat appealing: Colour, texture, and contrast and contours all invite exploration. The braille letters add a tactile and visual dimension which enables children to encounter braille incidentally whilst playing and parents and carers to learn more about the braille alphabet.
A range of children have access to play on and with the mat. One way in which early concepts are acquired is by repetition and practise. It provides a lovely landmark that becomes more familiar and assists children to orient to a particular part of the room. Children of varying ability can thus enjoy access to this learning resource.
The Reach & Match Learning Kit provides a high-quality curriculum tool. It sets a high benchmark and in doing so delivers a powerful message about the importance of providing all children with access to the best materials to shape and nurture their learning.