Examples of toys that are suitable for visually impaired children:

Name of toy: Sparkling symphony gym
Suitable for type of visual impairment: Blind or Low vision

Special feature:

  • Suitable from infant
  • Encourages reaching, aural and visual skills
  • Promotes understanding of cause and effect

Play suggestion:

  1. Put the toy onto a soft floor mat
  2. Laid the child under the toy or let the child sits in front of the toy.
  3. Gently lead the child's hand to the toy and touch the different parts of the toy.
  4. Encourage the child to explore the toy and provide verbal description when required.
Name of toy: Play by Light Piano
Suitable for type of visual impairment: Blind or low vision

Special feature:

  • Suitable for more than 18 months old
  • Stimulate available vision
  • Promotes fine motor skills

Play suggestion:

  1. Put toy on the table.
  2. Let child to explore the toy.
  3. Describe the characteristics of the toy to the child.
  4. Switch on the toy and demonstrate a game.

Name of toy: Fascination Station¡@
Suitable for type of visual impairment: Low vision

Special feature:

  • Suitable for more than 6 months old
  • Promotes fine motor development
  • Promotes understanding of cause and effect

Play suggestion:

  1. Suck toy onto a table
  2. Tell the child about the name of the toy
  3. Lead the child's hands onto the toy and touch different parts of the toys
  4. Child can spin, flip, rattle or twirl the toy and listen to its sound.

Name of toy: Baby walk
Suitable for type of visual impairment: Blind or low vision

Special feature:

  • Suitable for more than 12 months old
  • Promotes development of gross motor skills
  • Promotes understanding of cause and effect

Play suggestion:

  1. Put the toy onto a plain colour floor.
  2. Let child to understand the meaning of symbols on the toy.
  3. Lead the child to walk onto the toy.
  4. Switch on the toy and let child to walk by himself/herself.

Name of toy: Nobbie Gertie Ball
Suitable for type of visual impairment: Blind or low vision

Special feature:

  • Suitable for more than 3 years old
  • Introduces textures and encourages active play

Play suggestion:

  1. Let child touches the texture of the ball.
  2. Encourage the child to describe the texture.
  3. Walk aside and ask the child to throw the ball gently towards you.

Name of toy: Textured soft shapes
Suitable for type of visual impairment: Blind or low vision

Special feature:

  • Suitable for aged 1-4 years old
  • Provide tactile stimulation
  • Strengthen fine motor and concentration skills

Play suggestion:

  1. Put toy on the table.
  2. Let child to take the toy by himself/herself.
  3. Assist child to flap the book.
  4. Describe the characteristics of the toy with the exploration by the child.

Name of toy: Rolling slope
Suitable for type of visual impairment: Low vision

Special feature:

  • Suitable for more than 2 years old
  • Encourage development of fine motor skills
  • Promotes visual tracking

Play suggestion:

  1. Put toy on the area with the eye level of the child.
  2. Describe the characteristics of the toy and let the child to explore by himself/herself.
  3. Put toy car on the highest trail.
  4. Ask the child to follow the car and catch the running car at the end of the trail.

Name of toy: Octotunes
Suitable for type of visual impairment: Blind or Low vision

Special feature:

  • Suitable from infants
  • Encourages musical creativity
  • Promotes tactile exploration

Play suggestion:

  1. Place toy in front of child.
  2. Tell child the name of the toy.
  3. Lead child's hands to the toy and touch it.
  4. Assist child to squeeze the tentacles of the toy for different tunes play.