My son has septo-optic dysplasia and has no sight in both eyes. He doesn't talk very much on own (mostly repeats things or sings songs he likes) and does not walk freely (holds my hands or uses walker). Lately (about a month now), he's been extremely adverse to playing with his toys. Christmas just happened and he's got so many new and great toys for him but once he feels it, he wants nothing to do with it or gets upset. I've tried to introduce one new toy at a time and waited at least an hour to introduce another. Even his old toys are not fun for him anymore. Is this something that others have experienced as well? Aside from me holding him and singing songs or lying on the floor listening to his CDs, he gets upset every time I try to engage him in an activity. Does anyone have any advice on the best ways to teach a cautious blind toddler how to play with a toy he hasn't experienced yet?
What are some tips on introducing new toys to a blind 2 year old?
Asked by Erin-and-Elijah on December 28, 2016
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