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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Had a wonderful day yesterday at Nuzzlets farm with Karen Newell, Fred and Eva. An wonderful accessible day out. The most tactile farm visit I have ever berm on. Scarlett once calm and relaxed touched and handled animals more than she has ever done in her life! Blog post to follow! And thanks for inviting us karen x ... See MoreSee Less

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Karen NewellWonderful. Well done to u both.1   ·  1 week ago

Malak AllouchWell done good job x I start 20 days ago with my little one and still no luck .very pleased for you xx1   ·  1 week ago

Jane BartlettWow well done Scarlett, she will get it quickly I am sure that first step is as always the hardest xx1   ·  1 week ago

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Through Scarletts EyesDoes anyone who contributed advice to this thread mind if I create a page for throughscarlettseyes.com with these comments that I can offer to parents who contact in the future for advice Lucy Kibria, Jane Bartlett, Lisa Lou McDonagh, Dave Seth, Jennifer O'Hara, Kristy Hooper x1 week ago

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Through Scarletts EyesWe've been sitting her on the potty for about 6 months now but no action! Im worrying that with her speech and language being delayed that we can't explain the concept to her so it's pointless! But thanks for the advice everyone im going to put her in some knickers and hope for the best! Xv1 week ago

Jennifer O'HaraHanna was really easy - just like my other two girls. The key is YOU have to be totally dedicated. Put her right into undies. Get rid of pullups and diapers all together. Start by putting her on every half hour, and praise like a complete goofball when she goes. :) Eventually she'll be running to the toilet. The biggest thing I THINK is to stay home, so you can keep her in underwear and catch messes when they happen for a week straight. That's how she'll learn. This is how I've always been successful anyhow! GOOD LUCK! It's a huge accomplishment when you can say goodbye to diapers!2   ·  1 week ago

Kristy HooperIt was a nightmare lol..Again school helped and we nailed it after 3 years of trying within 6 weeks of starting..I put it down to Lily wanting to be the same as the rest of the little girls..Still no closer to dry nights though but I'm not worried about that yet xx1   ·  1 week ago

Jane BartlettLily was awful and started school in nappies she has always been happy to sit on the loo but we had no action despite knowing what she was meant to do. At school she was taken to the toilet several times a day the same at home. But we had no success till last autumn when at the age of 8 we got there. After one wee on the loo she was really good and was out of nappies in no time and no accidents. Sounds like Scarlett is ready to try :-). Just go for it but expect accidents and don't stress we stayed in pants and resisted the we are going out let's pop on a nappy, I wanted lily to know she was in pants. Good luck x1 week ago

Lisa Lou McDonaghYou have to commit to it lol once the nappy comes off that's it (apart from bedtimes) although Ciara cracked day and night at the same time, so you might be lucky. I used to put the thin baby changing mats, the ones out of change bags in my car seat just incase of accidents whilst out. Good luck xx also i made a fuss of buying big girl pants and let the girls choose ones with Peppa pig on or whatever they were in to xx1 week ago

Dave SethCharlotte did amazingly well telling us stupidly early, but even now she still doesn't get the signals really strongly so we just make sure we ask her regularly if she needs to go. When she was really small she actually used to look down to see if she needed to go, now she just signs yes or no to us. Fortunately we are not shy folk as we need to make a really big deal of using the loo before we go out etc (so when she doesn't actually need to go there and then) eg "mummy is doing a wee wee, can you listen? can we hear charlotte doing a wee wee too?" For years we took her potty everywhere, now we take the toilet seat as due to her balance she still has really big issues about sitting on a loo. Joe has only just decided he may possibly care what is going on down there so wish us luck too!!! - Helen X1 week ago

Lucy KibriaWell done Scarlett, my daughter (no issues) wouldn't train at 3, I used the dry like me pads and knickers, she got it after just a few days.1 week ago

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Lucy KibriaI'm in bristol, we have a great actionnaires group here but not sure how young the child is, does the family have contact with the vision support team she should have been told about woodside, that is a great place to meet others with vi.2   ·  2 weeks ago

Lucy Kibriaignore that this is a link from sense, there is a group on a tuesday run by the sensory support team, open to children with just a vi or with other difficulties too. http://www.sense.org.uk/content/woodside-family-centre2   ·  2 weeks ago

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Lucy KibriaMums caring for disabled children in Bristol is a facebook group that might be a good place to join too, sorry about the multiple posts hope they help.1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Tracie TappendenI used to buy blank tapes and coloured permanent pens and make my own. Add strands of embroidery thread to identify different things.2   ·  2 weeks ago

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Claudia Kemna Leehttps://www.mynametags.ie/ I think they have a UK site, too1   ·  2 weeks ago

Lucy KibriaEasy2name are a great company, lots of different types of labels the iron on labels are raised, the fab and funky ones have a picture and they may help with enlarged labels if you contact them as they seem very adaptable http://www.easy2name.com1   ·  2 weeks ago

Karen NewellGreat ideas. Thanks1   ·  2 weeks ago

Frankie RowlingsI ordered some from my little girl off of the internet and u had the choice of which colour u wanted plus u could order larger ones too and add a little picture on one end of a love hear etc. I just typed in school clothes labels. have u also thought of changing one of the buttons for a different shape and texture on every item ?2 weeks ago

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