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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In this wonderful video provided by Gwyn from Positive Eye she shows us how to make a festive themed treasure basket. Christmas is a very sensory time of year with all the exciting textures smells sights and sounds. Treasure baskets are used as an effective learning tool by many teachers of the visual impaired.
Treasure Baskets are particularly relevant for babies and young children who have a vision impairment (VI) because they can offer a range of direct hands-on sensory experiences. It is a simple, fun and very effective way of enriching the early experiences of children with VI and it is also a resource that parents can create cheaply and easily at home. The one featured is this video is of no exception and the Christmas theme is a great way to provide a child with a multi-sensory approach to the fun filled season.
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Today we are hanging up a lovely wreath decoration made by Brianna aged 7. Brianna really wanted to include dots and reindeer in her design which look great! Well done, your treat will soon be on it's way! #TreeforTreats #VICTAChristmas
Of course you can add braille to almost any toy. All you need is a good braille labeler and a little space on the toy and you're good to go. But it's also exciting to find toys specifically designed for kids who are learning (or are already proficient at) braille. #toys4blindkids
Are there any naughty elves arriving in the house this evening???
If so and you want some fun and creative ideas about how you can make elf on the shelf accessible then please follow this post created by Emily at VICTA Milton Keynes. Using a multi sensory approach she shares 15 great ideas that you can use with your own child who is visually impaired to help catch that pesky elf in action.
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Today's post has been submitted by a parent and looks at accessibility in museums and tells us about her recent visit to Museo Tiflologico, Madrid (Typhological Museum or the “Touch and See Museum”).
"My son is nine years old and was born blind, with light perception only. Despite our best efforts, calling ahead etc, museums are often rather demoralizing and frustrating places for him to visit. Consisting mostly of smooth glass panels behind which, people assure him, are lots of very interesting things, none of which he can experience. We usually find the best touching options in the museum shop."
Thank you for sharing!
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Have you had a go at entering our Christmas decoration competition yet? We have extended the closing date to the 30th November so that you can have a chance to make something over the weekend!
There is a little treat for every child that helps to decorate our tree!
Tonight's post has been submitted by a parent and Facebook buddy Deirdre Burns. In this first post Deirdre Burns introduces us to her adorable four year old daughter Caoimhe and tells us more about playing the waiting game when it comes to diagnosing rare conditions.
This is a brilliant up beat first post and I hope you all enjoy :)
And thank you to Deirdre Burns for taking time to share on the Through Scarlett's Eyes community.
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