BrailleBookStore Board Games

BrailleBookStore produces Braille, tactile, audible, and talking products for anyone who’s blind or has low vision. Items include daily living aids, writing supplies, and recreational products. Selection of Braille and tactile Board Games includes Chess and Checkers, Monopoly, Scrabble, Tic-Tac-Toe, Connect Four and Othello. BrailleBookStore ships to Ireland.

Braille Colouring Books

Tactile Vision Graphics has a large collection of colouring books, including a couple Disney themed books. Braille colouring books come with raised lines to help with colouring inside the lines. They provide a way to help with concentration, hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills. 

Tap-n-See Now 2.0

Little Bear Sees has created the Tap-n-See Now App for children using iOS devices. This App is created for children with significant visual impairment, specifically Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). It comes with simple high contrast pictures and parents and supporters can customise colours, sounds, and speed.

Kids Doodle

High contrast simple drawing app. Dowload from the App Store for Apple devices or the Play Store for your Android devices.

Active Learning Space 

With Active Learning Space, Dr. Lilli Nielsen’s techniques emphasise simple ways to change the environment so that a child becomes an “active learner”. This website is a significant resource providing lots of ideas for stimulating learning and having fun.

Adam and Friends

These fun toys are big, strong, and versatile. The website allows searching by numerous categories including visual, auditory and tactile. Some toys ship from the UK and may result in expensive shipping so ring to check before you buy.

The Learning Store

The Learning Store provides a wide range of toys and learning resources, including sensory products such as chewables, tactile balls and light panels. They also offer to try and source relevant items that you need, which they do not already have available online.

Sensational Kids Shop

This Irish Sensational Kids Shop provides a wide range of learning resources and toys, and the ability to shop by skill or learning needs. These are products that children will love playing with while helping them to learn and develop!

RNIB Playing Guide

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or carer of a child with vision impairment, this play guide aims to get you started creating fun-filled playtimes for your child to develop and explore their senses. This guide also provides tips and ideas from other parents and carers on choosing toys, creating play environments, creative activities, and… Continue reading RNIB Playing Guide

Thinking Toys

Thinking Toys is an Irish-based company that specializes in “special toys for special kids.” The online store offers a wide range of products, including sensory, education, and even a section on adult-oriented products. They have also created an info centre called Thinking Disabilities, a one-stop location for advice and information that could be helpful to… Continue reading Thinking Toys