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10 Hands-On Activities to Teach Concept Development

A boy explores a pinecone.

TVI Nancy Knight has shared a list of hands-on activities to teach concept development to children who are blind or visually impaired.  The activities are simple and are designed to encourage exploration.  Many household items and children's toys are made of plastic, but these activities use materials made of wood, metal, cloth, or coming from nature to provide a richer tactile environment.

  1. Create a nature basket.
  2. Nature Walk and Collection: Make a Collage or Nature Book
  3. Wooden Things Box or Basket
  4. Metal Things Box or Basket
  5. Cloth Textures Box or Basket
  6. Mailbox
  7. Carrying Things
  8. Stacking or Nesting
  9. Story Book and Story Box (or Bag) Activities
  10. Math Activities

 

 

This is an abbrevaited version of the original list, which was posted on WonderBaby.org

10 hands-on activities to teach concept development

Posted on May 25, 2013
Updated on: February 8, 2018