Holiday Gift Ideas for Blind Children – Birth to 24 MonthsPublished on
Season’s Greetings! Christmas Gift Ideas for Children who are Blind or Have Low Vision – Birth to 24 Months
Tis the season of gift giving. Buying for a child with low vision or a child who is blind can become an expensive challenge. Braille Works wants to help make your gift buying easier and affordable this Christmas Season with some helpful tips and gift ideas.
A braille label maker and some time can assist you in turning many toys into ones that children who are blind can manage and play with. Toys with large buttons, bright colors, sounds, voice and tactile features are ideal gift ideas for blind children and those with low vision. Here are some gift ideas for children birth to 2-years old in the $10-$70 price range. Check our blog regularly for more age groups and helpful gift suggestions.
Birth to 6 Months
- Infantino Grow-With-Me Activity Gym and Ball-Pit™
This toys will grow with your child. Mesh sides convert activity gym into a sensory-stimulating ball pit, it also establishes a tactile boundary for your child. Overhead brightly colored discovery plush sea pals include: peek-a-boo crab mirror, soothing fish teether, crinkle starfish & rattling octopus. $60 – Where to Buy
- Ocean Wonders™ Soothe and Glow Seahorse™
This plush seahorse lights up and plays music with a gentle squeeze. $15 – Where to Buy
- Snuggle ’n Cuddle Hedgehog
This colorful friend invites early exploration from a squeaky nose at one end to a squishy beanbag filling at the other! In between are soft quills, rattle sounds, crinkly feet, and lots of cuddly fun! $10 – Where to Buy
6 to 12 Months
- Shakira First Steps Collection Move ’n Groove Soccer Ball
Soft soccer ball encourages active, motor skill-building play with silly sounds soft-fabric ball is easy for baby to grasp, bat, roll, toss and kick—with bright colors, touchable textures and musical sounds to help stimulate baby’s senses, too. $17 – Where to Buy (only available on Amazon.com)
- Brilliant Basics™ Stack and Roll Cups™
The bright colored cups are labeled with white number that make them easy to see for children with low vision. The space is large enough for a braille label to be affixed. Ideal for basic play and learning; these stackable, nestable, fit-together-and-roll-around cups offer endless versatility for lots of enriching discoveries. Includes 10 colorful cups to grasp, stack or nest, with grooved surfaces for a snug fit and easy stacking. Different colors, sizes and numbers help build early identification skills. A smiling jingle ball nests inside any cup, or fits on top of a whole stack. $10 – Where to Buy
- Laugh and Learn™ Sing-With-Me CD Player
With light-up buttons, ABC’s and 123’s, sing-along songs and classic nursery rhymes. Baby can open the front of the toy and insert a play CD and carry around with the easy to carry handle. Braille labels can also be affixed to the light up buttons. $20 – Where to Buy
12 to 24 Months
- Shakira First Steps Collection Stack ’n Learn Alphabet Blocks
The large blocks allow for a braille label and the brightly colored blocks with white lettering can easily be identified for children with low vision. The blocks interlock for easy stacking and developmental play. $17 – Where to Buy (only available on Amazon.com)
- Laugh and Learn® Stride-to-Ride® Puppy
This toy is a grow-with-me up to 3-years-old it converts from a sit-and-play to a ride-and-play to a walk-and-play. This toys has defined tactile borders and shapes, visual effects of lights and bright colors are easy for a child with low vision to locate and track, the interactive voice and music functions allow for interaction and identification of the toy and features. $40 – Where to Buy
- Silly Sounds Puzzle
The puzzle can accommodate braille labels, it has defined shapes that are deep and the correlating puzzle piece allows a child to locate a similar shape to build the puzzle with little to no vision. The bright colors, sound and music make this the perfect toy for children who are blind or those who have low vision. The puzzle pieces can also be used as interactive toys for imaginative play. $14 – Where to Buy
Making The World A More Playable Place For Children Who Are Blind
Braille Works is committed to “Making the World a More Readable Place™” and wants to assist in making it a more playable place for your child. Please share other toys that you think will benefit our readers in the comments section below.
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