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All Sensory Activity Posts
Sensory Play and Multi-Sensory Activities are such buzzwords these days. Early educators and special needs moms alike know how important it is to...
How to Host a Sensory Play Party for Visually Impaired Kids
Warm weather is the perfect time to get outside and explore nature! Many kids love being outside for hours, but some need a little motivation to...
How to Organize a Sensory Nature Scavenger Hunt
Two great iPad apps for kids who are blind from Sonokids
A light box or light table is an amazing early learning creativity and educational tool, especially for kids who are blind or low vision. You can...
Best DIY Light Table Tutorials & Ideas
My son, Ivan, is nine years old and we are still working on teaching him how to feed himself. He's visually impaired, but he also has muscle tone and...
Using Messy Play to Teach Self Feeding Skills
One in a Million Baby Podcast
The Learning Blanket is an interactive educational blanket for children. The blanket incorporates six detachable panels that contain visual, sensory...
The Learning Blanket: Tactile Activity Blankets for Visually Impaired Kids
I am going on a field trip to a zoo with a blind kindergartner.... Looking to make it a wonderful experience
Tactile books for a zoo trip
Download a Printable IEP Organizer
Farm animals are a perennial favourite with young children, and feature prominently in games, learning activities and early literature. The great...
Helping a blind child to understand the senses at the farm
With Spring in full swing and the sun beginning to peep from behind the clouds Easter is a perfect time to get out into the garden and start planting...
How to make a sensory garden box for a child who is visually impaired
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Searching for toys for blind kids can seem daunting at first, especially if you are looking for a gift for a child you don't know well. But if you...
The Best Sensory Play Toys for Visually Impaired Kids
The Wobble Stool is a great chair for kids who can't sit still! The Kore Wobble Stool design gently rolls with your child's natural movements, so he...
Kore Wobble Stool: A Chair for Kids Who Can't Sit Still!
Have you ever been to Build-a-Bear Workshop? We just went recently and I'm wondering why I put this off for so long! I thought maybe it would be too...
Build-a-Bear Workshop: A Multi-Sensory Experience!
SensaCalm sells high-quality weighted blankets, wraps, lap pads, and more with customizable options and in a variety of colors and prints. One line...
SensaCalm: Weighted Blankets, Wraps, Lap Pads & More
It takes a lot of time to think of a lot of sensory experiences for kids with visual impairments. This calendar binder helps with an activity for...
Everyday Activities Calendar with Sensory Activities for Kids who are Blind
‘Messy’ play is something which should be an enjoyable, fun experience for toddlers and is an important part of learning. It helps to develop fine...
Messy play – Why is it important and what are the best ways to introduce it
Parents, teachers and therapists! Are you looking for ways for your blind child or student to experience tactual exploration in a safe, confined...
Make Your Own Tactile Comparing Bag
Yogibo is the manufacturer of several sensory products (much like bean bag chairs) for the home, school, and therapy center! The unique designs,...
Yogibo and Sensory Integration
Creativity is often part of the job description when you're working with children who are blind or visually impaired, particularly when teaching...
Bright Lights and Shape Identification
This lesson plan from Ox Ridge Elementary School shows how the LightAide can be used in a second grade classroom to make story time accessible to all...
Colors, Literacy and Social Play
This is a seven-day lesson plan from Loge Elementary School where we spend one day on each color of the rainbow. This lesson uses the bright lights...
Rainbow Lessons with Light and Texture
It can be difficult to come up with fun, engaging and multi-sensory ways to teach colors to children who are visually impaired. In this lesson plan...
The Look, Feel and Smell of Colors
A highly recommended book!! Forward by Temple Grandin! For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and...
Raising A Sensory Smart Child
Scarlett was assessed using the Sensory Profile Dunn (1999). I myself completed the questionnaire. It's a standardised questionnaire designed to...
My SPD and Me: A look at Sensory Processing Disorder
How are you feeling right now? Excited? Agitated? Tired? Bored? Did you know that you are filtering sensory input all day, from the sound of running...
8 Calming or Stimulating Sensory Activities
How do you explain a rainbow to a child that has never seen one, let alone never seen colors? It may seem complicated to teach in such a way that...
Rainbow Activities for Blind Children
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!
It may seem like $10 won't get you much these days when it comes to toys and entertainment, and especially therapy aids. But we've done the work for...
Top 10 Light Toys Under $10
When Ivan was a baby our TVI brought us the Mini-Lite Box from APH and told us to go ahead and play with it. She didn't give us much in the way of...
Cups on a Light Box
Children and babies who are blind often have trouble learning how to reach outside their comfort zone. Babies who are blind may have a limited range...
Make Your Own Play Space for Your Blind Baby!
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!
Maybe you're like me. Maybe you see a little plastic container and think, "I should keep this. This has potential!" And then you end up with a bunch...
Make Your Own Stackable Sound Blocks!
I love making fun toys out of material in our recycle bin. You know why? It's free! I pulled out a big liquid dish soap container because I thought...
Make Your Own Recycled Pull Toy!
The concept of using your hands to do two different things was first introduced to us by Ivan's Occupational Therapist in Early Intervention. As a...
Make Your Own Bead Container
We recently had a great time with a fun (albeit very icky, gooey, messy) after-school activity. I'll be honest here... Ivan enjoyed this much more...
Make Your Own Nontoxic Slime!
Victor's whole life, all ten months of it, has been filled with a community that loves him. Born at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 lb. 13 oz., he...
A Quilt of Many Textures
We've been experimenting lately... experimenting with science! Yes, Ivan is blind and cognitively delayed, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have an...
Learning About Hot and Cold
Baking in the kitchen is a wonderful experience for any kid and especially for children with special needs. In the kitchen kids can learn about math...
Make Your Own No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Hiding toys in rice, beans or pasta is one of our favorite sensory games. All you need is a plastic bin, some small toys and dried beans and you've...
Sugar Search Sensory Activity
Do you ever look at all those litte applesauce, fruit or yogurt cups piling up in your recycle bin and wonder if you could do something with them? Of...
Make Your Own Tactile Matching Game