Making Holidays Meaningful for Your Child Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired
As Emily Coleman eloquently penned in the blog post Sharing the Holidays with Your Child Who Is Visually Impaired:
For those of us with a child who is visually impaired, we not only have to think about organizing our families, but also how to include our visually impaired children in a way that will be enjoyable to them… Important things to remember over the holidays are keeping with tradition, teaching in the moment, adaptation, and time management.
Over the years, FamilyConnect has composed numerous recommendations for establishing meaningful and accessible holidays in the spirit of “including visually impaired children in a way that will be enjoyable to them.” Our intent is to provide ideas and to be a hub where families can share their suggestions and questions.
It is here you will find a compilation of holiday ideas and inspiration to make holidays meaningful to children and teens with visual impairments.
- Bringing the Expanded Core Curriculum Into Your Holidays with Your Blind or Visually Impaired Child
- Toys and Gift Ideas for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Including Your Child in Hanukkah Traditions
- Including Your Child in Christmas Traditions
- Elf on the Shelf: A Letter from Santa Claus to Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
- New Year’s Resolution Time
- Happy Valentine’s Day: Activities for Your Child or Teen Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired
- Valentine’s Day Card, Craft, and Gift Ideas
- Including Your Child in Passover Traditions
- Including Your Child in Easter Traditions
- Structure a Meaningful “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” for a Child or Teen Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired
- Teacher Appreciation Day and Your Child’s Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments and Orientation and Mobility Specialist
- Mother’s Day Craft and Card Ideas for Blind Children
- Father’s Day Is Coming! Make Dad’s Gift Meaningful to Him and His Child Who Is Blind
- Engaging Activities to Celebrate Helen Keller’s Birthday with Your Child Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired
- Launching Summer: Safety Tips for Children with Glaucoma or Cataracts
- Celebrating White Cane Day
- A Meaningful and Accessible Halloween for Children with Visual Impairments
- Making the Most of Thanksgiving Week with Your Visually Impaired Child or Teen
Lastly, blogger Emily Coleman shares her advice on creating a meaningful birthday celebration in the blog post, Happy Birthday, Eddie!