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Our wonderful Delta Gammas make these bibs so our little munchkins always have something they can explore right at hand.

 

 

 

Age appropriate ways to still have a fidgit toy for an older child who needs it.

 

 

A DIY zipper pillow – softer than the commercially available boards.  Hide a surprise inside to find when unzipped.

 

A DIY buttoning pillow – softer than the commercially available boards.

 

A great way for a toddler to carry a snack around without mom having to worry about spills.

A nice tool to transition from sippy cup to regular glass/cup.

 

The Stay-Put Mat and Plate help a child to learn to self feed.

Tack Tiles provide a fun way for the entire family to learn braille.

 

 

The swing cell helps the braille learner understand the relationship between the braille cell and a braille writer.

 

#VRRF’s Children’s Low Vision Resource Center – Come and visit and have an opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the items shown here and many more!

A great toy to teach phone numbers with a taped response on dialing correctly.

 

Our favorite pre-braille toy

 

Our Perkins Smart Brailler

We love the Mountbatten because of the variety of languages it is available in for our families from all over the world.

 

A wonderful series of board books for children with low vision to use for scanning.

 

Pages from a DIY tactile and visual book, with jingle bells added to a few pages.

 

We love the black and white images on this DVD

 

We call this “The Poor Man’s Little Room”

Our “Little Room” and Resonance Board

 

Wingbo not only provides tummy time but also vestibular movement.

Bilibo – use it to rock in, spin in, hide under, sit on, tote with, and peek through

An old toy that we still love for providing vestibular movement.

This light-up Neutron Ball is easy for little hands to grasp and offers great visual stimulation.

 

One of our favorite Seedlings book.

 

This Lea puzzle is our favorite first puzzle for VI children.

 

 

Braille Caravan provides an inexpensive way to create words in braille play environment.

This labeler allows parents to easily label things around the home even if they are not yet proficient in braille.

 

 

We’ve adapted several light up toys so that we can turn the sound off.  This helps us determine if they child is truly attending to the light.

 

Looking Ahead:  A Parent’s Guide to the Development of their Child with Retinopathy of Prematurity is availablewww.vrrf.org

 

 

We’ve created some of our own overlays for our lightbox from the VRRF.ORG  booklet on ROP.

The LightAide offers a wide variety of vision stimulation and tracking activities.

 

 

 

 

High contrast blankets made by our wonderful DG volunteers for us to give to visiting families.

 

This DVD convinces family members that being active is truly beneficial for a blind child.

 

A great follow up DVD which contains a huge amount of resource information for parents.

 

Hooray for Braille kits are provided to every visiting family.  We LOVE Seedlings!

 

A great puzzle available from Seedlings.

 

We are firm believers of getting a cane into the hand of a blind child as soon as he or she starts walking.  

 

Sensory Motor Shape boards provide an additional way of identifying shapes.

 

A small empty container with a plastic lid and some poker chips provide both a tactile and auditory way to teach pre-buttoning skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Use craft plastic or actual screening wire under a sheet of paper and over a hard surface to create a tactile scribble or drawing.  We love these Crayangles because they DON’T roll.

 

 

Make it easier for a low vision child to complete puzzles by outlining the shapes on the board with black magic marker.  Make it easier on yourself by identifying the back of each piece with a code for which puzzle the piece goes to.

 

A nice early reader for a low vision child.

 

We love the black and white finger puppets attached to this book that allow movement to accompany the story.

 

These Tana Hoban books with clear, crisp, uncluttered pictures are great for early visual stimulation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting the Stage has a 131 page booklet full of ideas and activities to help tactile learners.

 

Perkins Panda a great way to make story time truly interactive.

 

Pen Friend is a really useful tool for labeling.

 

Our black light area

 

Clown’s Hat to help with keeping head erect