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Discover fun and creative ideas to encourage play time with toys, light play, music, multi-sensory activities and tactile art. Also find seasonal holiday crafts!

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Bilibo

Toys, Visual Impairment

The Bilibo: A Great Toy for Visually Impaired Kids

Find out about Ivan's new favorite toy - the Bilibo - and why it's so great!

making tactile art

Tactile Arts and Crafts, Visual Impairment

Sensory Art for Children who are Visually Impaired

There's much more to art than the visual! Learn how easy it can be to get your blind or visually impaired kids involved in tactile art projects.

water beads

Sensory Activities, Visual Impairment

Sensory Games for Kids who are Blind

It can be more difficult for blind or disabled children to learn about the world and use their senses effeciently. Here are some games you can play to help them...

Ivan loves music!

Music Play

Rhythm & Blues for the Winter: Motivating your child to move through music!

Music therapist Meredith R. Pizzi explains how you can use music and rhythms to encourage your child to get up and move!

old plastic bottles

Music Play

These old plastic bottles can become musical instruments!

Daria shows you how to make rattles using recycled bottles. She gives you ideas for things you can put in the bottles and different games you can play!

Tactile Arts and Crafts

Tactile Tree Art Project

Learn how to make a tactile tree sensory art project with your blind child. It's easy and fun!

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Halloween Pumpkin Costume!

Thinking about entering daddy and baby in the Halloween costume contest this year? Look no further! We've got a simple costume design you can put together with materials laying about...

An ocean drum

Music Play

A Drum That Sounds Like the Sea

Find out how to make your own ocean drum and how to have fun playing with it, too.

baby with iPod

Music Play

Coolest CD’s for Kids

The best children's music that you've probably never even heard of. Check out these great performers and support up-and-coming stars!

making cake

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Visual Impairment

Learning in the Kitchen: Helping Your Blind Child Make Their Own Cake

Start a new tradition this year... Get your child in the kitchen and have them help you bake a cake! The smells and tastes are so yummy plus they'll get...

Ivan with his dad in his sensory play area

Sensory Activities, Visual Impairment

Make Your Own Sensory Play Area for Your Blind Baby

What if you could design your own play area that would stimulate your blind baby's senses and make them feel safe and willing to explore at the same time?

red apple prints on white paper

Tactile Arts and Crafts

Apple Prints Art Project

Learn how to make an apple prints sensory art project with your blind child. It's easy and fun!

Ivan in his mini play area

Fine and Gross Motor, Sensory Activities, Toys

Make Your Own Mini Play Area!

If you don't have the space or money to invest in a large sensory play area for your blind baby we've got the solution for you!

Ivan tucked into his blanket

Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Color-Contrast Reversible Blanket!

Contrasts can really make a difference when playing with your low vision baby. Learn how to make a reversible blanket with a dark and light side so you can encourage...

Ivan at the pool

Sensory Activities, Visual Impairment

That’s Wet! Teaching your blind child about water and other wet things

Blind children encounter water in different forms all day long and we need to help them understand that while each experience is different they all involve the same concept: Water.