Resources to help the child’s vision and encourage them to learn
- Positive looking Story Buckets, which you can borrow from Sharyn.
- Brightly coloured block material that surrounds a child with a visual impairment will help to stimulate the child’s vision. (Watch how the children react).
- Lighted flashing toys this will help to stimulate their visual awareness and attention.
- Musical flashing toys this will help to locate the object by hearing it first then to help them to locate it.
- Actual objects that help to stimulate the child’s senses. E.g. A yellow banana, red strawberry, green grass, an orange.
- Objects and toys that are familiar to the child.
- Uncluttered books with simple brightly coloured pictures, with no writing.
- Anything that encourages pre-braille skills E.g. Playdough, threading beads, building blocks, paints and paint brushes, zips and buttons, squeezable toys, bubble wrap and paper.
- Textured toys.