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!
Find out how to make your own stackable sound blocks out of Gerber baby food containers. They are easy to make and fun to play with!
Using a cleaned out liquid dish soap container and a few cottage cheese lids pulled out of the recycle bin you can create this fun pull toy. Use it to help teach your child about cause and effect while also improving hand strength!
The Guidecraft Tactile Bars come in a set of two bars. Each foot-long bar has spots for 9 different textured pieces. An activity guide is included with suggestions for individual play as well as group play. Each bar is 12 inches long by 2.5 inches wide. Ages 3 years+. *Visit pinterest.com/... for more accessible toy ideas!
The Guidecraft Tactile Turn 'N Match features 5 pentagons that rotate on a rod. Each side has a different textured material. Either find all of the same textures, make each one a different texture, or create a pattern. The stand is 9 inches wide, 6 inches deep and 6 inches high. Ages 3 years+. *Visit pinterest.com/... for more accessible toy ideas!
Ice Cream Dough: A totally New Sensory Play Recipe that looks and smells JUST like ice cream and is also moldable and super soft 3/4 cup hair conditioner + 1 1/2 cup cornstarch
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