Visual Impairment Toys
Enable visually impaired children with toys that support language & communication skills, tactile & auditory feedback, and usable orientation skill.
According to Doris Willoughby, well known author of A Resource Guide For Parents And Educators of Blind Children, some of the mentioned imitations, such as speech, textures and shapes, braille, sounds and lights are non-visual; thus, can be used by a blind child for learning and growth.
We’re happy to share special needs toys for children with visual impairment; categorized under braille and language literacy, texture and shape toys, and sound & light toys.Some men see things as they are and say ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were and say 'Why not?' -George Bernard Shaw Click To Tweet
Braille and Language Literacy
Braille and language literacy aids visually impaired children with challenges in pronouns, frequent questioning, and the use of verbalisms and echolalia.
“Language development of visually-impaired children is not especially different from that of their sighted peers. Although a child with visual impairment may take longer to say their first words, and might stay in some development stages longer, they do develop the linguistic skills which enable them to communicate with others,” gleaning from The Blind Children’s Center, in their book First Steps: A Handbook for Teaching Young Children Who Are Visually Impaired.
Braille and Language Literacy support the development of language & communication skills
Texture and Shape Toys
Texture and shape toys aid visually impaired children to explore objects using both hands, and to manipulate objects with different shapes, textures, sizes, and sounds. Playing give-and-take games, performing finger plays, and singing and listening to songs encourages imitation and social interaction.
Texture and Shape Toys provide tactile and auditory feedback
Sound & Light Toys
Sound and light toys aid visually impaired children to make the most out of their sense of hearing, determine the direction, and identify the source of a sound as a highly usable orientation skill.
Children with low vision can use their vision by holding toys at whatever angle or distance is best for them, by encouraging them to move close to you at story time, by using simple line drawings and colorful pictures rather than glossy photographs, and by providing lighting that meets their vision needs.
Sound & Light Toys provide highly usable orientation skill through sound and light
Physical Disability Toys
Give children with physical disabilities the benefits of independent & free play through adaptive and universal design toys.
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