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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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How to Host a Sensory Play Party for Visually Impaired Kids

Sensory Activities, Visual Impairment

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, Visual Impairment

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...

cookies

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Visual Impairment

What can your blind child learn while baking in the kitchen?

The kitchen is the perfect place to teach your visually impaired child important life lessons. Think about all the things you learn just while making cookies!

multi-colored neon glow sticks

Light Play, Toys, Visual Impairment

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!

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 Arts and Crafts, Visual Impairment

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.

smiley face sandwich in a lunch box

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Visual Impairment

Making Lunch Time More Fun for Blind Kids

We've rounded up some tips and fun ideas to help you plan ahead to make your child's lunch quick to assemble, plus fun and healthy too!

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!

rolling the ball by the goal

Play, Visual Impairment

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, Visual Impairment

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,...

Resurrection Eggs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Resurrection Eggs: A Tactile Easter Story

Resurrection Eggs are filled with tactile objects that tell the traditional Easter story of Jesus and the resurrection.

blue weighted blanket

Sensory Activities

SensaCalm: Weighted Blankets, Wraps, Lap Pads & More

SensaCalm sells high-quality weighted blankets, wraps, lap pads, and more with customizable options and in a variety of colors and prints.

child sitting on red wobble chair at desk

Behavior, Sensory Activities

Kore Wobble Stool: A Chair for Kids Who Can’t Sit Still!

The Kore Wobble Stool design gently rolls with your child's natural movements, so he or she stays supported and comfortable while they wiggle around.