Positive Eye Sensory Curriculum Ideas – Walking to the shop

Here I share some more sensory ideas to support the theme of: Walking to the Shop Tactile Dressing for different weathers to walk to the shop: Rainy day – cagoule and wellingtons, umbrella – splashing in puddles, simulate sound of rain … Read more


Inspirational Member of the VI Community of the Month

This months feature is an interview with Amber Bobnar, creator of the almighty and all informative wonderbaby.org and most importantly mummy to Ivan.  This interview is very close to my heart, Amber is my hero and was pivotal in helping … Read more


Positive Eye Practical Approaches- Braille games: 5 rocket men fly to the moon

Here is a fun game to make with your child, using the Lazy Sue, £5.50 from IKEA. The Lazy Sue is a versatile tool and has many lovely fun uses. This is one of many I demonstrate on courses. You … Read more


RLSB Tours London to Celebrate Early Years Support Services

Over the last year and a half RLSB has opened three Parent & Toddler Groups in Stratford, Peckham and Penge, offering vital support to vision impaired toddlers and their families. On Saturday 26 April RLSB took to the streets in an … Read more


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Can anyone help? A parent has contacted us who is having a problem with obtaining taxi travel to school: "I have applied to our poole borough council for taxi transfer with escorts has my daughter is register d blind and will be starting her new school in September her application was declined and I had to go to appeal which it has been declined yet again but they told me this when I called them so waiting to receive the letter for reasons they have declined the school is over 3 miles away and it was the nearest school to meet my daughters needs my reasons for applying was the h Journey by bus will take just Iver 1 hour and this will make my daughters school day a very exuasting one and I'm sure she will struggle to cope with being so tired" Has anyone had any experience with this or can offer some advice? Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

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Deb Aspland Was SwindleyIpsea have guidance http://www.ipsea.org.uk/What-you-need-to-know/Home/School-Transport/Transport-England.aspx2   ·  1 day ago

Michelle TowersThank you for all the advice my daughter does have a statement yes1   ·  1 day ago

Natasha TurnhamThe rules have changed. I had to fight for it with help from daughters mobility teacher amd birmingham qtvi service2   ·  1 day ago

Sandra Hill BridgemanMy son has always had home to school transport, he is 20 now and still has a taxi provided to and from university, we always had to fight for this i asked his consultant to write a letter explaining why using public transport would be a problem and this seemed to help, keep fighting and good luck xx1   ·  1 day ago

Amanda CrossleyI know statements are changing but does it state anywhere on it that she needs transport to school and other places involved with school. Hope it gets sorted soon1   ·  1 day ago

Natasha TurnhamI am registered blind as well and when i spoke to transport they were so rude and told me i should pay someone to take my daughter!! Fight ur corner1   ·  1 day ago

Tracie TappendenMichelle Blind Children UK (Guide Dogs) have an education support team. Worth a call. Good luck :)1   ·  1 day ago

Michelle TowersI will get in touch with senco at her new school when they return I have contacted popps also there looking into it1   ·  1 day ago

Fiona AngusI was about to recommend IPSEA too. Good luck. x16 minutes ago

Anthony GoughWhen I moved local authority when I was 7 we had same problem and this worsened during high school and college. Luckily transport has been secured through university but during schooling it was a nightmare. My local authority would do anything to deny transport. We always did fight for it and get it eventually, many times at the last minute. At one point they even suggested that I don't go to college. My local councillor wasn't any help she just said "does he like the radio, he'd like the archers". The only thing I can suggest is that you speak to your local councillor, they may be more helpful. Good luck and I hope it gets sorted soon.1 day ago

Helen PlayfordDecision was overturned, 2 days before school was due to start again.1 day ago

Helen PlayfordThis happened to us last Summer as my daughter transitioned to high school . I wrote to every local m.p , childrens services manager, head of vi.services & the de1 day ago

Debbie EvansI'm not sure if it's much help but you could try contacting an education manager at the national blind children's society they can help also, has her daughter been statemented if so there should be reference to travel & mobility. Is there a Senco at the new school? There may be a way for the school to apply for extra funding from the council and they pay for the taxi. Hope it helps x1 day ago

Sally ScarbroughTry RNIB for advise and parent partnership x1   ·  1 day ago

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Does anyone else's vi child eat sand! I couldn't keep her from putting it in her mouth, she even tried to sneak off discreetly have a nibble x ... See MoreSee Less

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Nancy KrumakerOur VI child is very very cautious about what goes in Her mouth, different kinds of food , soft or crunchy and even liquid s took a lot of coaching for Her to try them. Even now when She is 10 yrs. old.1   ·  6 days ago

Heather KnoxMine will scrape the sandpaper in his texture books off with his teeth and he'll eat dirt. Not sure about sand, though.1   ·  7 days ago

Paula WebsterLol think I probably did stuff like that as a child but don't just think it's vi kids that do it lol1   ·  1 week ago

Jane BartlettYes lily will :-) x1   ·  1 week ago

Dawn HartgenMy 3 year old vi daughter tries absolutely everything and anything in her mouth to explore it. Some of the things she tries you wouldn't believe. X1   ·  1 week ago

Nettie SuderMaybe the coarse texture is what's enticing her.1   ·  1 week ago

Bree ScottYes always. From when he was 1-4yrs. He still tries occasionally.1 week ago

Charlotte MellorI think she's just a greedy guts and will eat anything she can get her hands on! x1 week ago

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Mastering a new skill! Throwing the ball when instructed and being very happy about it x ... See MoreSee Less

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Through Scarletts EyesWhat a lovely thing to say x1 week ago

Geoff TwamleyAmazing, well done Scarlett!!!! Love Anne-Marie and Geoff xx1   ·  7 days ago

Beverley AustingYou remind me of my granddaughter Renee when she first went to the beach as a little girl. She was born blind too. Renee is 15 now and has achieving soooo much. She loves to write music and plays piano and flute. I'm sure you will do great things in the future too. All the very best.1   ·  1 week ago

Michaela CorcoranShe is amazing :-) xx1   ·  1 week ago

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I am a very proud mummy! I was a little apprehensive about the beach visit today and how scarlett would respond but much to my amazement within seconds of us starting to pitch the tent scarlett had wondered off independently across the beach....look how far she went alone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Jane BartlettLily heads for the sea as soon as she hears the waves:-)2   ·  1 week ago

Christina Wardthat's brilliant. took Charlotte a fair few years before she would be brave enough to put her toes in the sand! She always wanted to wear socks. She swoon grew out of it though ansd now loves nothing more than being bare footed!1   ·  1 week ago

Kate ClarkBrave girl, doing so well Charlotte :) I don't think E would do that either, although we are starting to turn a corner1   ·  1 week ago

Karen NewellFantastic. Go girl. The beach is a wonderful playground. Fred loves scarborough. All those sounds smells and sensations. We r off to london tmrw. Eek. A very different set of sensations. See u tuesday x1   ·  1 week ago

Geoff TwamleyWell done Scarlett!!1   ·  1 week ago

Kristy HooperWow!! No way would LG do that now! Clever girl Xx1 week ago

Nettie SuderShe has a brave spirit.1   ·  1 week ago

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So brave and confident on the trampoline! Can't wait to send her to school where it's part of the curriculum x ... See MoreSee Less

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Alice BarcoeShe's just too cute :) x1   ·  2 weeks ago

Gwyneth McCormackLovely photo!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Paula WebsterAww bless she so cute xx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Julie Hintonamy alway loved her tramoline,such good fun,along with swimmingxxx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Nettie SuderStrong little girl.1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Hello everyone, I am very thankful for all the support and contribution you have made the throughscarlettseyes.com community! I am looking for volunteers to help at a pre-schooler family weekend event we are holding in October. This event will help bring all our mini angels and their families together for a whole weekend of music, laughter, swimming, bouncing and finger foods! So if anyone is available on Sunday 26th or the morning of Monday the 27th of October to come and lend a hand please get in touch for more information :) email: cmellor@victa.org.uk message me: this facebook page call me: 07412572121 ... See MoreSee Less

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Sue Harrisonwhere is it being held? hope i can help x2 weeks ago

Megan 'Determination' PaulDo you have use for vi volunteers?2 weeks ago

Karen NewellWe will be there. Ill see if my sister can.help. She lives in coventry. X2 weeks ago

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Off to the final day of the Portage Basic Skills workshop. I can't wait to tell you all what I have learnt and most importantly what 'how to' methods I have used to help scarlett achieve her goals! ... See MoreSee Less

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