A 2016 Gift Buying Guide for Blind and Visually Impaired Children:

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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:octotunes
    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 book
    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 more information visit these sites:
    http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/best-christmas-toys-blind-children
    http://www.familyconnect.org/info/after-the-diagnosis/helpful-products/gift-ideas-for-parents-of-children-who-are-blind-or-visually-impaired/125
    http://www.braillebookstore.com/Connect-Four.1

Children with visual impairments or blindness can be challenging to shop for, one must think about toys in a different way. Here we have some links to sites to highlight a number of gift ideas for visually impaired or blind children.

We have also pulled a few of our favorites:

octotunes 2016
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.
 

vtech book
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.
 

moon-sand
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 2016
For Kids:
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.
 

bop-it 2016
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.
 

nintendowii 2016
For 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 more information visit these sites:
Wonder Baby
Family Connect
Braille Bookstore

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