I Spy

| January 26, 2009

Lyra’s Well Organized Toy Cabinet I thought I would take this opportunity I have using this wonderful photo of Lyra’s toy explosion, to tell you about some of the cool toys/games Lyra got for Christmas.  

Color Sorting/Matching

| November 30, 2008

This is a video of Lyra with her TVI doing a color sorting/matching activity.  They are using colored bears and boats.  I recently did some Christmas shopping for Lyra and found a similar toy/game.  It also includes cards used for learning to recognize and make patterns.  For more information you can click on the product […]

Fun and Learning

| October 30, 2008

Over the last couple of days, Lyra has had this AWESOME new game/activity to play with.  Her TVI brought it with her to her last visit and now we are “trying it out” to see if it is something we would want to buy. See the video above to watch Lyra in action. This game, […]

2008 Toy Guide

| July 25, 2008

The Toy Industry Foundation, in partnership with Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) and American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) have released an updated toy guide for children with special needs.   Here is the link: Let’s Play: A Guide to Toys for Children with Special Needs

Homemade Flashcard Activity

| June 7, 2008

This was an idea I got from Lyra’s TVI.  I took pictures of a variety of toys and objects that Lyra was familiar with or played with regularly.  To make them more durable, I taped them to poster board a cut them out.  Then I put them into the plastic sleeves of some old photo […]

More Books and Toys

| October 17, 2007

Here are some of our latest favorites for books and toys. The first two pictures are of the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Magnetic Cookie Puzzle. That name is entirely too long. 😛 Anyway, this is a really great SIMPLE puzzle with a fun musical reward. Fisher Price Cookie Puzzle This picture is of the […]

Toy Information Links

| August 1, 2007

Toy Ideas for visually impaired infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. -from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Toys, Glorious Toys! -by Jean Robinson, Family Support Specialist, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Cheap, Old Fashion, and Homemade

| July 11, 2007

Sometimes the best toys are not the most expensive or the fanciest. Often the simplest toys or non-toys provide the most enjoyment. The first picture, a Fisher Price toy phone, is good for pretend play and fine motor development. Pointing is a fine motor skill and the little holes for dialing are the perfect size […]