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How to Make a Sensory Play Space: Tadhg’s sensory room.

Children who are visually impaired often remain restricted in their movement and use of space. A play space can encourage children to reach, explore and develop spacial awareness.

The basic idea behind a play space is that you create a predictable environment where your child can manipulate toys and feel free to explore. A play space can be small (like a small box or corner in a room), it can be part of your child's everyday space (like a special insert on their wheelchair tray) or it can be big (like a large box they can crawl into or a large area on a wall).

Benefits of Baby Led Weaning for visual impaired children.

What is Baby Led Weaning?

Baby-led weaning is basically just letting your infant self-feed. You cut food up into manageable sticks and offer it, they eat. It’s really pretty simple.

The key difference between BLW and traditional weaning, when you think about it, is in the order that children learn to eat. With a puree, they learn to swallow first and then chew, which works fine until they meet a lump. With BLW, the babies learn to chew first and swallowing might come some time later.

What can your child learn while baking?

The kitchen is the perfect place to teach your child important life lessons. Think about all the things you learn just while making cookies: that one cup is bigger than half a cup; that the mixing bowls are stacked in the cupboard; that sugar is sweet and oil is slick; and that the eggs are kept in the refrigerator while the sugar is kept in the pantry. Children can learn numeracy while baking: counting spoons, measuring quantities. They can also learn about how your body works, what is good for you and healthy, and what is not. They can learn about texture and tastes. 

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