We are proud to officially announce the release of our iPad and iPhone app specifically designed for kids with CVI! Both the lite and full versions of Tap-n-See Zoo are available on iTunes. Here are the links: Tap-n-See Zoo Lite (free) Tap-n-See Zoo ($2.99) In going through the process of designing this app, we have […]
A CVI Christmas Part 2!
Once we had our CVI friendly Christmas tree set up, we also wanted to make our gifts as CVI-friendly as possible. To do this, we purchased rolls of metallic, single-colored wrapping paper in red, green and blue from Hy Gloss Products. (This is also a great website for finding a variety of other shiny materials!) […]
A CVI Christmas!
For Christmas this year, we are focusing on making our tree CVI friendly. Since red is one of Lukas’ favorite colors, we purchased sparkly red ornaments (we found these at Sears) and big red light strands (from Walgreen’s) to put on the tree. The glitter on the ornaments adds the element of movement and he […]
Adding color and movement to strollers and wheelchairs
In order to make Little Bear’s stroller more visually interesting for him, we created a pair of red, sparkly butterflies we could attach to the toy bar. We purchased the same sparkly red craft foam and red pipe cleaner, mentioned in our Adding color to meal times tip, from a craft store. We then traced […]
Little Bear’s first favorite object
The first toy that Little Bear really responded to was his red Elmo. In the beginning when showing it to him we would move it to catch his attention. The first time we did this he glanced at it and laughed. We were so excited that we began taking Elmo with us everywhere. In this […]
One of Little Bear’s favorite toys is strands of bright red or pink beads placed against a black background. The lights in the room shine on the beads and make them easy to see. He often reaches for them and can easily make them move. These are available at most party and dollar stores.
The American Printing House for the Blind offers Invisiboards which are made of corrugated plastic with black felt on one side which allows you to Velcro objects to it. Craft stores and office supply stores often have black foam board that you can use as an inexpensive alternative to an Invisiboard. You can attach sticky […]
Glow sticks are great for kids with CVI. They provide an easy source of color and light. We prefer the Life Gear glow sticks that can be found in many home improvement, hardware stores and discount stores. These are small stick lights which come in red, yellow, green, blue, pink and other colors. They can […]
Adding color to bottles and cups
We have tried several methods of adding color to Little Bear’s bottle and cup. Our current favorite is a combination of a shiny red slap bracelet and a curly red ribbon. He really seems to be able to see this before and while drinking his bottle. In the past we wrapped a red hair scrunchie […]
Adding color to meal times
To help Little Bear see his spoon when eating, we created a foam heart attached with a pipe cleaner. Craft stores will often have sheets of craft foam in various colors. We cut a heart shape out of a red sheet with glitter on one side. We then cut a slit in the center and […]