How to Make a Sensory Hula Hoop
This toy helps babies who are visually impaired develop strength, large motor skills, and body awareness
“Tummy time” is just as important for babies who are visually impaired as it is for sighted babies. It allows them the opportunity to lift their head and begin to put weight on their arms and legs. They gain strength, large motor skills, and body awareness, which prepare them to learn to crawl and eventually walk.
For some babies, tummy time feels uncomfortable at first. When they are lying in the middle of a sensory hula hoop, toys and interesting colors and textures are just within their reach. They become curious and more motivated to reach out and experience the items on the hula hoop.
Supervise your child while they are playing with the hula hoop. Use narration and verbal descriptions as you help your child discover something interesting. And make sure there are no small items that could be a choking hazard.