Looking to find the perfect gift for a young child who is blind or visually impaired? Braille Institute’s Child Development Program Staff created a selection of the best gifts that can enhance your little one’s tactile and other sensory skills over the holidays and all year long.

Wikki Stix  – $4  Wikki Stix

These are bendable re-usable wax sticks that can be used to add texture to books or create tactile pictures, maps, shapes, anything! They can be re-positioned onto most surfaces. The possibilities are endless.

Wikki Stix are available from the Braille Institute Vistas Store at our Los Angeles Center. The Vistas Store is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but a full catalog of all the products the store offers are available online.

The Vistas Store also offers several items which make great gifts for family and friends who are visually impaired and some of the best selections are in our Holiday Gift List.

Visit the Vistas Store here.  Orders can be made over the phone by calling (323) 663-1111, Ext. 1245 or 3124.

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Baby Einstein Glow & Discover Light Bar Activity Station – $15Baby Einstein Glow Discover Light Bar Activity Station

This toy is great for children with visual impairments. It has large light up keys that will encourage reach, exploration of sounds, and cause and effect.  Learn more here…

 

 

 

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Suction Kupz – $15Toddler stacking Suction-Kupz.

Encourages fine motor skills, spatial reasoning, creativity, exploration, experimentation. Shop here…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SmartNoggin NogginStik Developmental Light-Up Rattle – $23SmartNoggin NogginStik

This toy lights up in three colors and is especially great for our little ones with CVI. It also has a tactile element with bumps on its stem. You can work on tracking with children with vision. Comes with a booklet with activity ideas. Learn more here…

 

 

Amazon Smile LogoWhen you shop on Amazon.com through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate to Braille Institute at no cost to you.

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Educational Insights Teachable Touchable Texture Squares  – $25   Teachable Touchables and the bag.          

Stack, sort and match colorful bean bags to encourage early learning, physical development and tactile awareness, and matching skills. Shop here…

 

 

Dimpl Duo – $25Child hand playing Dimpl Duo

A beautifully tactile early learning experience. This toy comes in English print and Braille. Helps with learning colors and shapes. Shop here…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamaze Octotunes Sensory Development  – $28             Lamaze Octotunes

Encourages the baby to focus on single object, encourages pulling, squeezing and hugging for strengthening muscles, and it is easy to hold, grab and toss. Shop here…

 

 

 

 

 

Crayola My First Color Me A Song – $30My First Color Me a Song

The lights are great for kids with low vision and the music is rewarding for children with no vision.  And, no mess to clean up! Learn more here…

 

 

 

Rabing Kids Drum Set – $32Rabing Kids Drum Set

Musical instruments are a great teaching tool for hand-eye coordination with an added auditory element, especially for kids with visual impairments. This one has an adjustable microphone and lights up to give an extra experience to children with low vision.  Learn more here…

 

Amazon Smile LogoWhen you shop on Amazon.com through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate to Braille Institute at no cost to you.

Shop Amazon Smile here

 

14-Piece Set Magnetic Wooden Blocks Tegu Classics – $37Tegu Blocks in variety of colors.

These are classic wooden blocks with a twist – they are magnetic! The blocks help a child explore how magnets work; they can feel the push and pull from the magnetics. The blocks are also easy to stack, which is good for children with visual impairments because stacking can be difficult to master.  Shop here…

 

Learn more about Braille Institute’s Child Development Program

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