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Making Outdoor Play Fun And Safe For Children With Visual Impairments

Helpful hints for families, caregivers, and teachers.

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A Real Family Village
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

TRACE center has created a wonderful site for parents and caregivers of children with special play needs.


Personal Ponies
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

A unique non-profit organization dedicated to providing disabled children with a Miniature Shetland Pony to love and care for completely without charge.


Parent's Guide To Accessing Programs For Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers With Disabilities
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who have disabilities are entitled to early intervention and special education. Find out how to access your local resources!


Creative Expression For Students Who Are Blind
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Teaching art to children with visual impairments just got easier! Learn the basics along with five tactile art activities in this short but comprehensive article.


The National Network For Child Care's Guide To Caring For Children With Special Needs
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

A supurb guide to including children with special needs into an integrated preschool setting.


Play and Language: Developmental Complements
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Lucy L Cohen has written an informative article on how play and communication develop together. Learn to foster this crucial development in children coping with developmental challenges.


Hand Play Tips For Kids With Hemiparesis or Hemiplegia
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

These parents are passing their best tips along to you!


White Cane Week - Learn Braille!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Learn the basics of Braille, learn to write your name in Braille, and crack the secret code! Suitable for cognitive ages of 9-14.


White Cane Week - How To Guide a Blind Person
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Sometime even the most mobile visually impaired person may need a little help. Learn the RIGHT way to guide the blind.


HearingExchange - Exchanging Ideas and Information on Hearing Loss
By: Paula Rosenthal, Parent, Website Founder

Ideas and Information on Hearing Loss


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Learning Shapes the Musical Way!

Children with special needs can be slower to learn their colors, shapes and fastenings. The Jumbo Music Block teaches all three at once! A song tells children which side of the block to turn up and a special treat is hidden behind each fastening. Try saying the name of the color and shape as the child is searching and again when it is found to add extra reinforcement of the concepts.

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