Children with visual impairments or blindness can be challenging to shop for, one must think about toys in a different way. Here we have a number of links to sites to highlight a number of gift ideas for visually impaired or blind children.
We have pulled a few of our favorites.
- For Babies:
- Lamaze Octotunes – This toys is multi sensory. Each leg gives off a different note, it is soft, not electronic and has a light vanilla scent as well.
- For Toddlers:
- Vtech Rhyme and Discover book – the pages turn to play familiar nursery rhymes as well as light up, sing and laugh. It has buttons and knobs as well.
- For Kids:
- Moon Sand – Almost like not-so-sticky play-doh, but is a really interesting tactile experience. It feels like sand but holds its shape.
- Crayola Beginnings Color me a Song – This toy plays music as you scribble, encouraging kids to draw whether or not they can see it and helps develop fine motor skills.
- For Teens:
- Bop It – This is a very tactile and modern version of “Simon”, in which you follow the directions to complete the sequences. This is and oldie but goodie and always a hit with blind teens.
- Nintendo Wii Console – Nintendo manufactures a few games for blind and visually impaired kids. Game that need you to move your body to play such as Wii Sports, Wii Fit and Wii Music are good examples.
- For Babies: