Just got home after a wonderful weekend at the VICTA Children and Through Scarlett's Eyes Early Years event. Met loads of wonderful children and parents and I really hope everyone took at least one thing from the weekend! There were some great sessions delivered by representatives from Sense, Clearvision, Positive Eye and BCUK. But the best thing about the whole weekend was seeing the children enjoying themselves! This was our 3rd year and they just keep getting better and better.
Thank you to Felicity and John from VICTA for all their hardwork and the exceptional volunteers who give up their free time to make events like this possible!
Charlotte, Scarlett and Sonny xxx ... See MoreSee Less
Afternoon rebound therapy session with Maxine. This is the 2nd year we have included rebound therapy in the Early Years Weekend due to the popularity of the activity from last year. If you would like to read more about the benefits of rebound therapy I will post a link which shares Scarlett's personal experiences. ... See MoreSee Less
Day 2 of the Early Years Weekend about to commence!
Today is all about the families :)
Sensory story sessions, Indonesian gong music and rebound therapy on the trampoline with Maxine. ... See MoreSee Less
Positive Eye, the expert in providing training and resources for teachers of children with visual impairment, has developed a brand new product, Positive Looking 2.
This comprehensive resource is a companion to the hugely successful Positive Looking 1, its flagship programme which helps to enhance learning and support the development of visual skills in children from birth upwards.
Positive Looking is an easy to use guide that offers a comprehensive framework which any practitioner can follow to help grow the child’s abilities and accurately track progress.
It is widely used throughout the UK and internationally and its simple directions and clear structure make it suitable for use by specialist practitioners, teachers, parents and carers,
whatever their level of expertise.
http://www.throughscarlettseyes.com/positive-eye-launches-new-product-develop-perceptual-skills/... See MoreSee Less
This week is Braille Week and to celebrate all things dotty I am going to be kicking off my own personal journey with learning Braille.
So I am launching the Braille Bucket List Challenge and I am inviting all friends/parents/carers to join in! The course I am going to be completing is in conjunction with Gwyneth McCormack from Positive Eye.
So if you have already started to learn Braille and have kind of lost your way, or you're already steaming ahead and would like to help any other parents who are just kicking off then please do get in touch!
Myself, Jo Mason and Karen Newell will be running a Braille Bucket List Challenge Facebook group where we can share our experiences and fun and exciting ways to introduce Braille at home with our children :)
I'll be sending you all invites and it will be great if you would like to get involved :)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/723989781082721/... See MoreSee Less