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Learning Through Play

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

These are a few of Madelynn's favorite things!

When we first found out that Madelynn is blind, all that we knew for sure that she could see were lights. The importance of stimulating her occipital lobe was explained to us very early on. If it never developed, no matter what we did to help the anatomy of her eyes, she would not be able to see. So we immediately found every light up toy that we could find. We had such a great support system that was looking for ways to help so we finally asked - we needed all of the toys that we could get to stimulate Madelynn’s brain & optimize whatever vision she had! & Boy did they show up for us! We were blessed with more than we could've imagined.

Below is a list of toys, lights & no lights, that we’ve found to be helpful this far in our journey. Many of them we've continued to use from infancy into the toddler years. I've included pictures & videos for as many toys as possible to provide a realistic look at the toy in use. We hope you will find these toys helpful in your journey or to be great gifts to give the special blind/VI kiddo in your life!

Light Up Toys:

1. Baby Einstein Sensory Play Space Newborn-to-Toddler Discovery Gym and Play Mat This play mat is fabulous! It has so many tactile features & the a