Hope you all had a fabulous Easter Holidays :)
Do you have difficulties explaining the concept of a bird to your child who has a visual impairment or learning disabilities.
This post today looks at how you can explain the concept of a bird to a child who is blind, and for the purposes of this blog and for Scarlett, a child who also has additional learning needs.
This fun craft activity can be adapted to suit any child's needs and the learning possibilities are endless.
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I have had a couple of messages saying that people haven't received their seeds or promotional material for #scarlettssunflower race!
If you can kindly message me if you haven't received yours and I will get it sorted for you as soon as possible, we want this years Sunflower Race to be the biggest and best yet!
Charlotte and Scarlett x ... See MoreSee Less
Visually Impaired Sport & Physical Activity Day 2017
For blind and partially sighted youngsters aged 5-16
(Parents and Carers welcome)
Greenbank Sports Academy
Greenbank Lane, Liverpool L17 1AG
Monday 8th May 2017 9:15am-3pm
Register before 29th April 2017
Registration forms available from email@example.com
07577 709 156
(On the day arrivals accepted)
Athletics * Boccia * Cricket * Cycling Football * New-Age-Kurling
Zumba * Healthy Eating
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Are you a family member or friend of a blind child? Well if you're sighted, you probably don't have a way to write braille cards to send for birthdays or just to say hello. Maybe you don't even know braille. Well, don't worry- you're not alone. But there is a way you can still send braille cards to…
You just have until tomorrow to send your contact details in to Through Scarlett's Eyes, so that you can participate in #scarlettssunflower 2017! Please follow the link below to receive your grow pack and instructions.
And a big thank you to Dobbies Milton Keynes for kindly donating the Sunflower Seeds :)
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Mark ChapmanHi! It's Mark from Sight Concern Bedfordshire. Is there any chance we could do what we did last year and enter as a group of children and families? We could print out the materials if that would help? Please :-)4 weeks ago
Greycat SmithMark Chapman have you filled the form in yet? :)4 weeks ago
Can anyone help???
My once pool loving waterbaby has developed some fear or anxiety attached to going swimming, an activity available to her at school and once one of her favourite things to do.
Her fabulous school have been working with her very slowly over the past few months to help her build confidence back up, I thought we'd cracked it with the ear defenders at one point and Scarlett started back in the pool. Then she seems to have taken two steps back and won't enter the pool area although happy to play with a bowl of water in the changing area.
Tommorow I am going into school to try and help them with this and wondered if anyone had come across this before and had any suggestions. Scarlett has language and communication problems so explaining things can be hard so anything that involves having a conversation to get to the bottom of the problem would be great! x ... See MoreSee Less
Claire LockyerWould she tolerate a foot spa? Charlotte loves a foot spa then a massage afterwards. Then sitting on edge of pool with just her feet in the water? Bless her xxx4 weeks ago
Alison GoodyerHave you tried a walk in pool with a slope to walk in rather than steps x4 weeks ago
Lorraine RedfernI can't offer any advice but it's really interesting as Jake won't go in the pool now too. Swimming was his absolute favourite activity and now he will only do a bowl of water at the side of the pool at school. He rarely goes in our hot tub now too (bought for him because he was always flooding our house!) He still showers several times a day but won't go swimming 😳 xx4 weeks ago
Hannah WatersTaking in a favourite item with her? X good luck4 weeks ago
This is a post I created last Spring when we visited Nuzzlets Farm. Nuzzlets is a small Charity, based near Great Ouseburn, York, which has gained DEFRA accreditation and been awarded a certificate through the Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. We have won Government Approval as a “countryside classroom”.
There objectives are to provide:
Loving homes for unwanted animals.
Free access to young people for therapy and education.
Nuzzlets specialise in visits for children with disabilities, special needs and life threatening illnesses.
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Here is the first in the series of the Creative Story Bucket Challenge which has been brought to us by Gwyneth McCormack from Positive Eye.
This first story bucket puts an artic spin on a firm child's classic, 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'. This resource was created by a VI professional from the Carlton Digby School. And can easily be made at home by all.
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