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.

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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

RNIB are proud to be working with TFH, providing sensory toys and games for every child. TFH have been making sensory toys in the UK since 1983 and are now donating 20p from every £1 spent on their website to RNIB. Visit the Special Needs Toys website for a huge selection of toys and games. Please note all orders are processed and fulfilled by TFH.