Awesome Toys for Blind Babies & Children
It's not so hard to find toys for children who are visually impaired. Here are some of our favorites!
Shape SENSEation is a visual and tactile matching toy consisting of six different soft shapes loaded with visual and tactile stimulation. Each of the six shapes -- Circle, Star, Crescent Moon, Triangle, Heart and Square -- is symmetrically divided so that children with special needs can pull apart and match according to shapes, patterns and textures. Visit pinterest.com/... for more toy ideas!
This activity helps children develop literacy and numeracy skills. This tea party can also boost imagination play as well!
Make your own bath toys with cheap hardware store parts. This would work great for marbles or bells too and your child could listen to them fall through the pipes. Visit pinterest.com/... for more accessible toy ideas!
These cute little clowns are hand-made by one of our supporters who is visually impaired herself. They not only stand up by themselves, the have two distinct textures in their legs. Click on the image to see the wide variety of clowns she has available. Clowns can be made scented and include a bell inside to make a jingle noise for the visually impaired and blind. Contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Check out this list of staple educational tools and toys from APH for blind children - oldies but goodies! *pinned by WonderBaby.org
When closed, Bizi Ball looks like an ordinary ball, but when the four sections are pulled apart it comes alive with gentle tactile, visual and auditory stimulation. It helps children work on coordinated movement and assists in learning the concept of cause and effect. Bizi Ball's gentle textures, each of which are significantly different, encourage children to experience the sense of touch and help them conceptualize tactile skills. Crinkle, chime and rattle sounds capture a child's attention, a
BrailleGifts.com is a website specializing in Braille Embroidery and Gifts for the Visually Impaired. Check out their website at www.BrailleGifts.com . They have a “K Ball Puzzle with Braille Numbers” that is like a “Rubik’s Cube” that is labeled with Braille numbers, making it an accessible puzzle for those who are visually impaired and/or Blind. *pinned by WonderBaby.org
Adapted Connect Four: This is an example of an easy adaptation made to the game "Connect Four." Simply place a texture on both sides of the red playing piece. In this adaptation, we used the smooth side of the sticky back velcro dots. Make sure to place the texture on both sides. Leave the black playing piece as it is. *pinned by WonderBaby.org
Adapted Dice: Lots of ideas here on how to adapt family game night so that everyone in the family can participate! *pinned by WonderBaby.org