Most of us know reading can take you to places as far as your imagination will go.
Some early learners at Lanakila Elementary School are finding out that reading can be fun -- even if you can't see.
Lisa Yasuda is reading, “Who Says Moo” to preschoolers at Lanakila Elementary School.
And the lesson here: who needs sight to enjoy a good book?
"Just in the past two years, I’ve been like this, pretty much completely blind," said Yasuda. She lost her sight from glaucoma.
"I love to read. So I didn’t think I could read again. But then learning Braille gave me the opportunity to do that," said Yasuda.
A state-run program pairs blind readers with budding young readers. It's a win-win for both.
A former teacher, Yasuda gets to practice her Braille. And the kids get a lesson in accepting differences.
"I think it gives them an opportunity to see different people with different abilities. And they learn reading can be fun, be enjoyable and you can read, even if you can’t see," said teacher Mariann Arverson.
"With the bumps," is how Wyatt Uyezu, 4, explained how Yasuda reads to them.
"She can’t see," said 5-year-old Isaiah Wang.
"I like their stories because they’re a little bit funny," said 6-year-old Brodey Correa.
Even though she can't see them, Yasuda said she knows the kids enjoy their visits.
"You can tell, from their voices," said Yasuda.
The reading program is now in its fourth year and is part of the state's Department of Human Services, services for the Blind branch.