9 fun activities and ideas to keep your VI child entertained during the school holidays
Do you struggle to find things to do to keep your little ones entertained during school holidays? Or are you unsure of what activities might be suitable for a child with sight loss? With it being the summer holiday break, we wanted to share a quick round up of some fantastic resources we’ve found online to help keep the kids entertained.
This is just a selection we’ve come across, taken from the Pinterest board ‘Fun Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children’
- Make Your Own Braille Magnet Board
- Games that enhance the orientation and mobility of children
- DIY sensory boards for babies
- Sandpaper and felt shape matching
- Do you hear that? Experiments with sound
- Quick and easy home-made or home-found toys
- Sensory fun activities
- Good Toys for Blind Kids: Suggestions From Parents
- Make your own sensory play area
Summer holiday activities at Henshaws
For slightly older children, or if you want to get out and about, why not try one of our summer holiday activities. They give your child a chance to socialise with other visually impaired children and their siblings, encourage them to try different activities and challenge themselves and of course have fun!
Independence Matters for Children and Young People
We’re already having great success with our new ‘IMCYP’ programme, a tailored short course which will help children grow into confident and independent young adults and to help parents support their children. Children will have the chance to meet other youngsters with visual impairments and make friends, spend time away from their families to become more independent, learn new life skills and feel good about themselves.
Do you have something to share?
Do you have any tips, tricks or ideas on how to keep your children entertained during the holidays? Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page – we’d love to hear from you!Log in or register to download
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