Choosing toys for visually challenged kids

Toys for visually challenged kids : We always want to give our kids the best. There are kids who have special needs.

There are many kids with conditions that leads to visual impairment, which may or may not be corrected.

However, kids with visual impairment can still learn and develop like other normal kids. And toys play a very important role in their development as with other children.

Kids generally go by the appearance of the toy.

For example a bigger and more colorful toy will attract any child. However kids who are visually challenged may not be able to take advantage of how the toy looks.

Hence we have to try getting toys which stimulates all other senses of the child. Also called as toys with multi sensory appeal.

This is a very important consideration as it helps baby learn by challenging all their senses and not just vision.

Toys with high contrast colors may appeal kids with low vision but may not  be helpful with kids with high level of visual impairment.

Toys for visually challenged kids – What to consider

So when looking for a toys for such kids it is important to make sure that the

  • Toys are safe i.e they are unbreakable and do not have sharp edges
  • Do not have loose moving parts
  • Do not have small parts which can come out
  • Toys which make more sound and different types of sound
  • Toys which are interesting to touch and feel
  • Toys which are soft and pleasing

Toys for visually challenged kids – Some Examples

  • Stack up toys which are simple and safe and help enhancing fine motor skills
  • Block toys can be good as well which offers simple and safe play
  • Leap frog Spin or similar toys which makes pleasing sound when pressed
  • Light Stax which is bright in color and lights up when stacked together. Good for kids with partial impairment.

Stack up Toy

Zest 4 Toyz 13 PCS Nesting Stack Cups Stack-Up Blocks Cubes Alphabet and Numbers Color Shape Sorting Baby Activity Educational Toys

toys for visually challenged kids

This bright colorful nesting cups are made from quality material . Comes 13 pieces in a set hexagon shape with printed ABC characters and numbers

The bright colors and number and alphabet print, helps the baby to get familiar with numbers, alphabets and colors, learn to count, train child’s responsiveness and logical abilities.

Block Toys

Treasure Mart Wooden ABC Blocks, 27 PCS Engraved Baby Alphabet Letters Numbers Cubes, Toddlers Early Educational Toys Counting 123 Building Blocks Set .

toys for visually challenged kids

This block set is a classic toddler learning toy. Bigger block with letters engraved on the blocks.

This STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) toy can help kids learn counting, letters, basic words, colors, grouping, stacking, sorting and building. It’s a great visual and tactile learning activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Leap Frog Spin

LeapFrog My Peek-A-Boo Lappup Scout

toys for visually challenged kids

Open and close the laptop to learn about opposites, rhymes, shapes, colors and numbers. Scout’s mouth lights up as he talks

Play a silly game of peek-a-boo by pressing Scout’s name tag button. Scout will cover his eyes and say cute peek-a-boo phrases.

Pressing the light-up crayon buttons builds motor skills and triggers phrases and songs about colors

Light Stax

Light STAX Illuminated Building Blocks – 30-Piece Basic Set

toys for visually challenged kids

This Basic Set contains blocks that are compatible with Lego sized bricks
Set includes: 30 bricks with LED light (8-peg size and 4-peg size), 1 rechargeable battery pack and 1 USB cable.

Each block lights up as you link it to any block connected to the power source. Sound activation base; 100% compatible with other building blocks of similar size For ages 6 years old and up,


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