Fine And Gross Motor 23
When does a blind baby usually start to crawl? When should I start to be worried that there is another issue besides blindness?
I talked to an OT about some of the home-made toys she creates for her students to help them learn fine motor skills. Here are six of my favorites!
The Yogibo is the perfect seating solution for special needs kids! I've heard people talk about it for years, but I only recently looked into buying one. Why'd I wait so long?
The Learning Blanket creates interactive blankets and pillows for kids who are blind, each containing visual, sensory, tactile and educational activities.
Crawling and climbing are two very important developmental milestones for babies and children who are blind. Some babies may skip these steps or reach them later than their typically developing peers, but there are many ways you can encourage crawling and climbing.
Barbara Smith shares videos with ideas for making interesting games and toys out of basic materials that will encourage fine motor skills.
Are you looking for ways for your blind child or student to experience tactual exploration in a safe, confined space? Then let me show you how to make your own "Comparing Bag" to explore various textures and shapes for under $10!
EazyHold is a simple but innovative grip assist strap that easily attaches to tools, toys, utensils and more! It enables children and adults with limited or no grip strength to accomplish all the necessary acts of daily living, and helps to achieve a more independent lifestyle.
Headpod keeps your head up! Revolutionary dynamic patented head support system for inadequate head control due to hypotonia of the neck muscles.
Find tips on how to make a swimming lesson accessible for kids who are blind or have other disabilities. Great ideas for parents or swim instructors!
Blind babies may need help learning how to interact with and be actively involved in their environment. You can build your own active learning play space so your baby can learn through hands-on learning in a structured play space.
A great resource for anyone who uses AFOs, this site sells socks for both children and teens in a variety of colors. Yes, AFO socks in different colors and patterns!
Merry Muscles is a jumper that connects to a door frame or beam in your ceiling. What makes it special is that they carry ALL sizes, from baby up to adult! And the large sized jumpers are relatively reasonably priced too!
Hatchbacks are shoes designed specifically for children wearing AFO's, DAFO's, and orthotics. The shoes are easy to put on and easy to keep on, but most importantly they look really nice!
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 can create a sensory space for your child. We have ideas for big spaces and little spaces!