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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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braille blocks, puzzles and buttons

Braille and Literacy, Toys

The Best Braille Toys for Kids Who are Blind

Everything from alphabet blocks to raised line coloring pages and activity books to puzzles to card and board games... and so much more! And it's all in braille ready for...

accessible sensory play kits for kids who are blind

Sensory Activities, Toys

7 Best Accessible Sensory Play Kits for Kids who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Accessible sensory activity kits for blind children are easier to find than you might think and we've been through a lot of them!

two young children playing with a toy

Toys

The Best Toys for Blind Kids and Where to Find Them

How to choose the BEST developmental toys and activities for children who are blind, deafblind or multiply disabled.

toddler holding crayons

Tactile Art

Tactile and Raised Line Coloring Books for Kids Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Can coloring books really be accessible for kids who are blind? Yes! Find places to buy raised line coloring books or learn how to make your own!

child on a water slide

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

36 Fun Summer Activities for Kids Who are Blind or Multiply Disabled

Here are 36 ideas to help you start planning your fun and accessible summer break for your visually impaired child!

DIY toys

Fine and Gross Motor, Toys

6 DIY Toys to Encourage Fine Motor Development

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!

Music Play

Why We Love Music Therapy for Our Blind Son

Jennie writes about how her son, Max, responds to music. Other therapies failed Max and often stressed him out, but Music Therapy has been very successful for him!

Collection of math toys

Math and Science, Toys

The Best Accessible Toys for Teaching Basic Math Concepts to Kids who are Visually Impaired

Our favorite accessible math and number toys for teaching numbers, counting and one-to-one correspondence to blind and visually impaired children!

baby splashing

Play, Special Needs

Helping Your Blind Baby Develop Through Play

As the parent of a visually impaired child, I'm sure you worry about your baby's development, both physically and cognitively. How can you be sure that you're doing all that...

Toys

Choosing the Best Toys for Your Blind Baby

How do you know which toys will work best for your blind baby? Here are some of our favorite toys that are accessible and inexpensive too!

Santa reading a list

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Ivan’s Christmas Wish List: Gift ideas for kids who are blind

Ivan loves presents and he's really good at picking out the toys he wants. Here is Ivan's wish list for toys and games this year... maybe you can find some...

Skwitch

Music Play

Skwitch: A new way to make music

The Skwitch is an accessible device that connects to your iPhone, turning your phone into a music making machine with coding and accessibility features too!

valentines crafts, including braille cookies

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

11 Accessible Valentine’s Day Crafts (with Braille!) for Kids who are Blind

Fun and accessible Valentine's Day crafts for kids who are blind or visually impaired, including braille Valentine's cards!

Rebecca playing with play-doh

Braille and Literacy, Toys

How I will change the world for my deafblind daughter, one toy at a time

One father's journey to imagine, create and even distribute accessible educational toys for children who are visually impaired

Ivan in his candy man wheelchair costume

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Candy Man Wheelchair Costume

Halloween means candy! Here is our DIY instructions for making a Willy Wonka inspired candy man wheelchair costume. How sweet!

a prototype of the learning blanket with six panels

Fine and Gross Motor, Sensory Activities

The Learning Blanket: Tactile Activity Blankets & Pillows for Visually Impaired Kids

The Learning Blanket creates interactive blankets and pillows for kids who are blind, each containing visual, sensory, tactile and educational activities.

Ivan and grandpa

Music Play

Using Music to Connect the Generations

Grandparents love to sing to their grandkids. Aside from being a wonderful way to bond with your young child, music is a great tool to connect the generations and help...

I am a WonderBaby t-shirt on a smiling little girl

Toys

WonderBaby T-Shirts!

WonderBaby.org is selling t-shirts for kids! Come get your t-shirt for your baby in bright, bold colors. Each shirt says "I am a WonderBaby."

tactile easter eggs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Decorating Tactile Easter Eggs with Your Blind Child

Tips and ideas for making accessible tactile Easter eggs with kids who are blind or who have multiple disabilities.

Skoog musical cube

Music Play

Skoog Music Cube

The Skoog is a soft music cube that you can manipulate to create different instrument sounds. It's accessible to children with various disabilities, including physical disabilities.

Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Spring Flower Arrangement!

It's time to celebrate spring! Learn how to make a beautiful spring flower arrangment with your child. It's easy and fun!

American Girl doll holding a white cane

Toys

Blind Cane for American Girl Doll

An enterprising mom has created a white cane for her visually impaired daughter's American Girl doll and she's selling them on Etsy!

How to Host a Sensory Play Party for Visually Impaired Kids

Sensory Activities

How to Host a Sensory Play Party for Visually Impaired Kids

If your child has a sensory impairment like blindness should you still search out sensory play activities? Absolutely! Learn how to make sensory play accessible and host a sensory play...

talking easter eggs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Talking Easter Eggs: Making Easter Accessible for Kids who are Blind

Talking or beeping easter eggs make Easter much more fun and inclusive for children who are blind or visually impaired. We'll show you a couple of places where you can...