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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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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...

multi-colored neon glow sticks

Light Play, Sensory Activities, Toys

Top 10 Light Toys for Kids Who Are Visually Impaired

It may seem like $10 won't get you much these days, but here you'll find the best inexpensive light toys for kids who are visually impaired!

touching an exhibit at a tactile museum

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Visiting a Tactile Museum with Your Blind Child

Tactile museums are designed for visitors to touch each exhibit and experience the art and history through their fingers.

an open Christmas present with a question mark inside

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

The one question I can’t answer as a special needs mom during the holidays

There is pain watching a child open a gift you know isn't appropriate for them, and I don't want to deny loved ones the joy of giving a gift. How...

holiday book title covers

Braille and Literacy, Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Winter Holidays Braille Book List

Find out where you can access your favorite holiday books including the classics in accessible braille and audio formats for children who are blind.

little girl frowning in front of christmas tree

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

To the Special Needs Family Who Just Can’t Do Christmas This Year

A message for all the parents of special needs kids who just can't do Christmas this year: It's OK. Skip it.

Santa reading his list

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Receive a Braille Letter from Santa

Santa Reads Braille! Your child can receive a braille letter from Santa himself!

Homemade Light Box

Light Play, Sensory Activities

Best DIY Light Table Tutorials & Ideas

Have you ever considered making your own light table or light box? Here you'll find five of the best DIY light table tutorials, ranked from the more difficult and complex...

adapted puppy toy with red switch

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Santa’s Little Hackers: Free Adapted Toys for Kids with Disabilities

Santa's Little Hackers is a seasonal toy drive to adapt toys. They make simple modifications to the electronics of toys and give them away.

Rib It Ball

Toys

Special Needs Rib It Ball from Playability Toys

The Rib It Ball is a large inflatable ball that is light, easy to hold on to (because of those "ribs" along the ball) and comes in bright contrasting primary...

fun fall activities

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Art

Fall Sensory Art Projects for Visually Impaired Kids

Choose from five wonderfully crafty art projects adapted for blind children that celebrate fall! Make prints and wreaths with apples and leaves, create your own tree, or decorate pumpkins!

Jellyfish wheelchair costume

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Jellyfish Wheelchair Costume

Looking for a fun wheelchair costume idea for Halloween? How about making your own jellyfish wheelchair costume... complete with lights!

7 Accessible Halloween Activities

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

7 Accessible Halloween Activities from Sensory Sun

Sensory Sun provides activities, curriculum and resources for families with kids who are blind or visually impaired, and their Halloween posts are really a treat!

toy doll with guide dog

Advocacy, Toys

#ToyLikeMe Brings Disability Awareness to the Toy Box

#ToyLikeMe is bringing revolution to the toy box by advocating major toy companies to include representations of disabilities in their product lines.

LEGO Fun in the Park set

Toys

LEGO® Set with Boy in Wheelchair Figure

The highly-aniticpated LEGO set including a minifigure in a wheelchair is now available for purchase!

Dory, Destiny and Bailey from Finding Dory

Play

What You Might Not Know About Destiny the Whale Shark in Finding Dory (HINT: Maybe she needs a white cane?)

There's been a lot of talk about how Dory's disability is represented in Finding Dory, but not so much buzz about the visually impaired whale shark character, Destiny. Let's change...

a family in a row boat

Play, Special Needs

15+ Summer Camps for Blind Kids

There are many annual summer camps your blind or visually impaired child or teenager can attend. We found 15 camps for braille, sports, independence, leadership and more!

rolling the ball by the goal

Play

Everything You Need to Know About Goalball for Visually Impaired Athletes

Goalball is a fast-paced and active physical sport that does not require vision to play. It's a fun recreation for children who are blind.

Baby in O-Rings

Toys

O-Rings Toys for Special Kids!

Maeve & Cynthia have created a new fun toy for children with visual impairments - O-Rings. Find out more about this toy!

child's hand finger painting

Sensory Activities, Toys

The Best Sensory Play Toys for Visually Impaired Kids

We've collected the best sensory toys for blind kids! Find tactile toys, sound toys, scented toys, tasty toys, light toys and vestibular toys.

5 Pinterest Activities with Glowing Easter Egg

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Light Play

5 Glowing Easter Egg Activities

We've rounded up five of the greatest Pinterest ideas for your child to have fun with glowing Easter eggs! Your kids will enjoy going on a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt,...