How to Encourage Independence Skills Using Toys and Puzzles

Madilyn never really cared for puzzles when she was younger. Being blind, if it didn't make a sound, she took zero interest in it. And yes, some puzzles have audio, but they don't usually have a decent speaker, which equals bad sound. And Madilyn has a discriminating ear for anything that isn't good quality

Stimulate the Senses with Mulled Cider Recipe for Kids

Making your own batch of mulled cider is a fun family or classroom activity incorporating all of the senses! Feel the orange slices and cinnamon sticks. Smell the fragrant fall aroma floating in the air. Listen as you pour the cider into the pan and as it begins to simmer. Pour it into a clear mug

Braille Advent Calendar

Make your own braille advent calendar to celebrate the holiday season every day leading up to Christmas morning! This braille advent calendar was designed for children with visual impairments and can be adapted with print numbers as well. At our house, Madilyn is ready to countdown to Christmas with this braille box advent calendar. We've used this

Foam Sticker Math Activity for Blind Students

Last year I purchased a huge container of Halloween foam stickers for Madilyn. We still had over half left this year after sharing with her classmates, using them as rewards and other little tokens of fun. I was determined not to pack them away for another year so I thought of a

Grow a Pumpkin in a Pumpkin!

'Grow a Pumpkin' Guest post by Amber Bobnar, Fall is a great time for sensory activities and to explore the traditions of the holidays – like pumpkins! We go to the café and smell pumpkin spice lattes, we eat pumpkin pie and we even carve pumpkins for Halloween… but does your child really understand

Make an Apple Stamp Art Bag

Whether you're planning a trip to the orchard for apple picking or might like a new book bag, this apple stamp project is the perfect Fall activity for kids with visual impairments or any sight level! Try incorporating it into your apple-themed lesson plans or as an accessible arts-&-crafts project. Kids will enjoy using foods