Let’s play! A guide with toy and play ideas for children with vision impairment

Post date: 
Thursday, 3 November 2016
Boy playing with puppet

Play is essential for all children. For children with vision impairment, it is a key part of growing and learning.

Whether you are a parent, teacher or carer of a child with vision impairment, our guide will help you create fun-filled playtimes for your child to develop and explore their senses.

Download the Play Guide (PDF, 3MB)


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You will discover stimulating toys and find out how to create play environments to help you support your child as they grow, have fun and find out about the world around them.
The guide has been written with two parents, Karen Newell and Rebecca Atkinson, who both have extensive expertise in play for children with vision impairment. Karen co-ordinates the Facebook community Playful Explorations for children with vision impairment and Rebecca is founder of the #toylikeme campaign, which is calling on the global toy industry to positively represent kids with disabilities.

Further information

Insight Online: The essential read for education professionals who support children and young people with vision impairment.

We bring together what you need to know so you can provide the best support possible for your learners, including:

  • Ideas to engage students in the classroom
  • Tips to promote mobility, independence and wellbeing
  • Shared experience from your professional community

Go to Insight Online

Boy with vision impairment in class