Amber Bobnar

Originally from Hawaii, Amber and her family moved to Massachusetts to be closer to Boston Children’s Hospital where her son, Ivan, now receives medical care.

 

She has a Master’s degree in English from Tufts University and spends most of her “free time” writing about being a parent of a disabled child on WonderBaby.org. But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her son.

Blind child touching a sensory board

Sensory Activities, Visual Impairment

Creating Sensory Activity Centers for Blind Children

Learn how to make an activity center for children with visual impairments. Using general hardware materials (like cardboard or peg-board) and other household items (like toys or kitchen utensils) you...

toddler tote

Giveaways

Building Toys Giveaway!

Blocks, pegs and pretend tool sets are simple, but are also really important to teaching spacial awareness, shapes and sorting, and fine motor skills. Enter to win some really fun...

GumDrop iPad Case

iPad Apps and Accessibility

The GumDrop iPad Case

We review our favorite iPad case: the GumDrop. The GumDrop is perfect for kids with disabilities because it is nearly indestructible. Now you can feel comfortable handing your iPad to...

iLoveFireworks App

iPad Apps and Accessibility

iLoveFireworks App Review

This app is a winner in our house! Ivan loves iLoveFireworks because it makes BIG sounds with just the tap of his finger on the iPad screen. It's a great...

SMART Brailler

Giveaways

Perkins SMART Brailler Giveaway!

Enter to win an amazing new Perkins SMART Brailler! This revolutionary new brailler takes braille instruction to a whole new level! Giveaway ends October 5th.

looking at jellyfish

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Little Bear Sees: Tips & Ideas for Kids with CVI

From the creators of the first app for kids with CVI, Tap-n-See Zoo, comes the Little Bear Sees blog! Here you'll find all sorts of fun ideas for activities and...

apps

Giveaways

iPad Apps Giveaway!

Enter to win our top five favorite paid apps for Apple's iPad! From creating music to helping with communication, these apps are perfect for young children with visual impairments.

Tap-n-See Now home screen

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Tap-n-See Now App Review

Have you heard of the first app for iPad and iPhone created specifically for children with cortical visual impairment? It's pretty cool! Check out the Tap-n-See Now app for kids...

puffer balls

Toys

Puffer Balls

This simple ball is squishy and rubbery and makes a neat noise when you shake it. Great for helping with tactile defensiveness. If your child has light perception, you can...

ThumbJam Music App

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Music Play

ThumbJam Music App Review

ThumbJam is a simple music app that allows your child to make beautiful, clear sounds with their iPad. It features all sorts of advanced options for changing the sounds or...

Dr. Seuss's ABC App

Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Dr. Seuss’s ABC App Review

The iPad is the perfect platform to create interactive and accessible picture books for kids. Oceanhouse Media is doing just this with a large collection of Dr. Seuss books. Here's...

Inclusive Technology: Switch Accessible Apps for the iPad

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Inclusive Technology: Switch Accessible Apps for the iPad

These are accessible apps for kids with special needs and they are fun too! If you're looking for apps that you can use with your iPad switch, this is the...