2016 has been a great year for Through Scarlett's Eyes! I would like to thank each and everyone of you that has taken the time to read, share and support the community and a special thank you to all the people who have taken their time to contribute to the website!
Here are Through Scarlett's Eyes Top 20 most read posts of 2016 :)
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In this blog written by Cecily Morrison she shares Ronan's progress with the piano and how charity organisation The Amber Trust has helped Ronan's path to becoming a mini maestro!
"Eighteen months ago I very tentatively sent an email to the Amber Trust lead, Professor Adam Ockelford. I asked him what should I do with my child who sang constantly, had taught himself to play piano, but was totally blind, had no speech, and could barely balance on the piano stool. Regardless of his evident talent, it was clear that no “regular” piano teacher was going to be up for our strong minded, mischievous musician."
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Georgina KellyUr daughter is beautiful. I have a one year old little girl called harper. We found out about 6 months ago that's she's completely blind. We were devastated. But she's an amazing funny and loving little girl. We adore her she brings so much love and happiness to our lives . X1 · 1 week ago
In this great post by Cecily Morrison about her son Ronan, she looks at the orange juice-ness of the orange juice!
"About two months ago we attended VICTA Children Early Years Weekend at New College Worcester. We had the opportunity to attend a workshop by Gwyneth McCormack of Positive Eye. She spent a lot of time talking about and demonstrating how you get the -ness of an object: the spoon-ness of spoon or the shoe-ness of shoe. I spent the last month pondering how we could do this with Ronan"
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We are very excited to announce second place in our Christmas decoration competition.
We absolutely LOVED these sparkly home-crafted bells. A big congratulations to Rowan aged 10 who has made our tree truly sparkle and shine! We would also like to wish Rowan a happy birthday as he turns 11 on Christmas Eve! We hope you enjoy your prize. #TreeforTreats #VICTAChristmas
It is time to announce third place in our Christmas decoration competition!
Congratulations to Hana (age 10) and Zara (age 8) who made this fantastic snowman. We absolutely loved how you transformed an ordinary sock into something so lovely. Well done and thank you for cheering up our tree. Your prize will be sent out today! #TreeforTreats #VICTAChristmas
Last year James Goldsworthy from Alternate Visions Coaching http://www.alternatevisionscoaching.org, produced a fabulous list of 12 reccomended accessible apps for Apple products for children who have a visual impairment, so this year I was delighted that James was happy to produce an updated list so that parents can get the new I pads Santa delivers all fully loaded with apps for hours of fun!
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This post published by myself at Christmas 2015 has still to this day got to be one of the most enjoyable hands on learning experiences that I have shared with Scarlett.
"Her main love of Christmas is centered around the songs, she just adores all the jolly music pouring out of the shops, in school and at home. She regularly requests Christmas and I think this is partly down to her love of a musical Christmas. She is a fan of all of the reindeer songs that do the rounds in December and so I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to introduce some experiential learning."
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In this video by Gwyn from Positive Eye she demonstrates to us how a Ikea hanger can be quickly and easily adapted to encourage learning, and how a festive theme can be added to help children develop the concept of Christmas.
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Nothing says Christmas more than fun filled family nights around the dining table playing board games. In this video submitted by Gwyn from Positive Eye she demonstrates how we can use an Ikea Lazy Sue which can be easily adapted to create a festive themed game which can be enjoyed not only by the child who has a visual impairment but also something that the whole family can get involved with.
Recordable sound pegs, an Ikea Lazy Sue and lots of imagination this game which is quickly and easily created can provide hours of fun and also lots of learning possibilities, just because the children aren’t in school it doesn’t mean they can’t be learning in a fun and family orientated way.
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