Teacher placing bright red objects on black board with child facing away from camera looking at the board
Young child and mother smiling for the camera
Mother and daughter smiling for camera, both wearing sunglasses, daughter wearing big floppy hat
Man holding Lite Box, text reads Tips from a TVI for Parents Helping Children Learn at Home
Three young girls standing on a lawn exchanging books

Swap Books with Friends (aka Book Pals), and More Ideas for Encouraging a Love of Reading

Our kiddos have worked tirelessly in pre-reading or reading skills all school year! I’d like to offer a few suggestions for how to keep up the momentum, and perhaps more importantly—to inspire a love of reading. Read aloud First, read aloud—no matter your children’s ages! My go-to for book suggestions is Read Aloud Revival’s Book … Continued

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Cover of Dragon Masters: The Call of the Sound Dragon
Brittany Clarkson with daughter Addy in a park, Addy touching a tactile wooden sculpture that resembles a dragon

From Mom to Mom and TVI

When your child is struggling to use utensils, you become the occupational therapist. When your child has difficulty walking, you become the physical therapist. When people in the world don’t understand your child, you become their advocate, and when your child doesn’t have a TVI, well, you become that too. I’ve spent the last nine … Continued

Two children sitting on a bench with Braille Buzz in laps

Online Learning for Kids who are Blind or Visually Impaired In Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 has turned our lives upside-down. In our house, one of the biggest challenges we face is continuing education for our son who is blind. Joshua is ten years old and in the 4th grade. We adopted Joshua three years ago from China. Prior to his adoption, Joshua did not have any opportunity to learn … Continued