Blind Play Chapter 22
The Power of Play
When it comes to children, the power of play is undeniable. It is a time for them to explore their imaginations, to be creative, and to just have fun. For children who are blind or have low vision, play can be even more important.
While all children benefit from play, children who are blind or have low vision can face some unique challenges. They may not be able to see the toys they are playing with, or they may not be able to join in on games that involve visual elements. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy play time just as much as their sighted peers.
There are a number of ways to make sure children who are blind or have low vision can enjoy play time. One is to choose toys that don’t rely on sight. Braille blocks, for example, are a great option. There are also a number of apps and websites that offer games and activities that are accessible to children who are blind or have low vision.
Another way to make sure children who are blind or have low vision can enjoy play time is to include them in games and activities that are designed for sighted children. This may require making some adjustments, such as using verbal cues instead of visual cues, but it’s important to remember that all children should be included in play.
The power of play is something that all children can benefit from. By making sure children who are blind or have low vision have access to inclusive play, we can help them learn, grow, and just have fun.