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Your child with visual impairments can receive his/her own Braille letter from Santa this year. From now until Sunday, December 18, 2016, Braille...
Receive a Braille Letter from Santa
Here's a simple idea that can make the ornaments on your Christmas tree more accessible while also bringing the family together for a fun holiday...
Make Your Own Tactile Christmas Ornaments!
Perkins Early Connections Conference
Finding the right Christmas gifts for your child can be a challenge, but do you know what always gets me stumped? Stockings! Finding cute (and little...
30 Multi-Sensory Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments
I've always felt that the best way to celebrate any holiday or season is with crafts! Easter and spring have egg and flower crafts, autumn has...
10 Sensory Christmas Activities for Children who are Blind!
One in a Million Baby Podcast
After we learned our son was blind when he was just a baby, I started wondering about his future and what his life would be like. I rambled about on...
Talking Easter Eggs: Making Easter Accessible for Kids who are Blind
I hate the holidays! Do you still want to keep reading? I'm one of those people who would happily seek out a hole and live in it from late October to...
The one question I can't answer as a special needs mom during the holidays
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December is a wonderful month full of stories of faith, heritage, family and friends. Celebrate the season with these stories and open up the world...
Winter Holidays Braille Book List
Here's a message for all the parents of special needs kids who just can't manage the Christmas traditions and stress: It's OK. Skip it. We all have...
To the Special Needs Family Who Just Can't Do Christmas This Year
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Santa's Little Hackers is a seasonal toy drive to adapt toys. They make simple modifications to the electronics of toys and give them away. These...
Santa's Little Hackers: Free Adapted Toys for Kids with Disabilities
Sensory Sun provides activities, curriculum and resources for families with kids who are blind or visually impaired, and their Halloween posts are...
7 Accessible Halloween Activities from Sensory Sun
I've always felt that the best way to celebrate any holiday or season is with crafts! Easter and spring is one of my favorite times for crafts as we...
Fall Art Projects
Every Halloween we try to come up with a costume that will work for Ivan. In Ivan's case, this means something that will incorporate his wheelchair...
Make Your Own Jellyfish Wheelchair Costume
Check out Through Scarlett's Eyes to see their list of their favorite and most innovative ideas from across the internet to make Easter crafts...
10 Easter Crafts and Activity Ideas for Visually Impaired Kids
Build-A-Bear has a wonderful product this Easter for kids who are blind or visually impaired! It's called the Hide & Go Beep™ Bunny and Hide...
Hide & Go Beep™ Bunny
Resurrection Eggs are filled with tactile objects that tell the traditional Easter story of Jesus and the resurrection. They come with a story book...
Resurrection Eggs: A Tactile Easter Story
February is the perfect time to celebrate love and friendship with parties and crafts... and of course, making and receiving the perfect Valentine!...
Top 10 Valentine's Day Activities for Kids Who Are Blind
The holidays are full of opportunities for sensory experiences! From concerts to visiting Santa, exploring dreidels and menorahs, or trying some...
7 Holiday Sensory Play Ideas for Kids Who are Blind
Tinker Bell with a choclear implant? An American Girl Doll with a white cane? Barbie in a wheelchair? If you haven't seen these toys in your local...
#ToyLikeMe Holiday Shopping Guide
One of my favorite musical instruments from around the world is called a quijada. It's a rattle from Afro-Peruvian culture that's actually made from...
A Silly Sensory Rattle for Halloween
Maybe you've been bowling, but have you ever been pumpkin bowling? This multi-sensory game is perfect for Fall and makes a fun Halloween party game,...
Play a Game of Pumpkin Bowling with a Braille Twist
It's Halloween time again and I think this may be Ivan's favorite holiday! What's not to like? You get to stay up late, wear funny costumes, get LOTS...
Scary Skeleton Halloween Wheelchair Costume
FamilyConnect and WonderBaby.org are co-hosting a Summer Blog Party! We're asking bloggers to join in by writing about their summer plans on their...
Summer Activities for Kids who are Blind
We've rounded up five of the greatest Pinterest ideas for your child to have fun with glowing Easter eggs! Your kids will enjoy going on a glow-in-...
5 Glowing Easter Egg Activities
If you're on the hunt for beeping Easter eggs, then you've come to the right place! The search for these often expensive eggs, as well as the...
Buyer's Guide to Beeping Easter Eggs
Presidents' Day is Monday, February 15, 2016, and we've rounded up three fantastic resources you can make use of today as well as all year long! The...
3 Resources for Learning about Presidents' Day
If you live in a part of the world that gets cold in the winter, then you may experience the dreaded SNOW DAY! Some kids love that they get to stay...
Make Your Own Sensory Snow Table!
My son Theo is nearly eight! Where do the years go? He is so full of curiosity and energy and just reaches out and grabs the world in so many ways....
Make Your Own Tactile Christmas Cards
Our friends over at Eye Power Kids Wear are branching out into Christmas ornaments this year! If you're familiar with their fun and adorable t-shirt...
Eye Power Christmas Ornaments on Kickstarter!
I know we're not the only ones with this problem: My son loves Halloween, but hates to wear hats, masks or complicated clothing. So what do we do for...
Rainbow Wheelchair Costume
Holidays are great for getting family together, decorating, cooking and of course crafts! Halloween is no exception, and it doesn't take too much...
10 Accessible and Sensory-Friendly Halloween Ideas
Summer means long days at outdoor music festivals or carnivals, trips to the beach or maybe a day out picking plums and peaches at a local farm....
13 Summer Must-Haves for Special Needs Kids
It's hot outside, but you and your child will have a blast staying cool by celebrating Christmas in July! These fun Christmas-themed activities for...
Stay Cool this Summer by Celebrating Christmas in July!
It can be tough to come up with good ideas for gifts for kids who are blind. Does the child have light perception? What do they like to do? Are they...
Give the Gift of a Sensory Activity!
When I was a kid there was really only one option for your Easter basket... plastic grass. To be more specific, green plastic grass. These days the...
Make Your Own Natural Grass Easter Basket!
During a recent visit to the Pappas Horticultural Center at Perkins School for the Blind I was introduced to something new: Shamrocks. What? You...
Tactile Shamrock Fun: Celebrate St Patrick's Day in the Garden!
FamilyConnect shares accessible ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day with your blind or visually impaired child. They list accessible craft ideas...
Valentine's Day Resources for Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
These cards are handmade and available through BethLauBraille on Etsy. These are cards you can feel! There's the cute embossed heart pattern on the...
Handmade Braille Valentine's Cards
FamilyConnect has pulled together a number of suggestions for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired who are looking for fun,...
FamilyConnect Holiday Guide