Look At It This Way, Toys and Activities for Children with Visual Impairment

Look At It This Way

Toys and Activities for Children with Visual Impairment

By Roma Lear


Contents; Introduction; Before you begin; Materials used; Mail order firms; Play for a child with a visual impairment; Keeping toys within reach; For children playing on the floor; For children playing at a table; For children who tend to scatter their toys; Toys and play for children who are lying down; Learning to focus on a fixed object; Toys to encourage looking at a fixed object; Learning to track; Learning to scan; Looking around; Games for older children; Learning to identify colours; Learning to listen; Making opportunities for attentive listening; Homemade noisemakers; Toys with an inbuilt noise; Touch; Exploring textures; Texture matching; Some toys and activities to encourage the use of hands; Dressing skills - zips, buttons and poppers; Tactile games; Smell.