That’s How I Roll!
Rolling is a big step in human sensory development as a child builds an internal sense of their body and how they can move to achieve a goal. Here’s why this skill is important.
Rolling over is harder for a child who is blind or has low vision. It is more difficult for a child with a visual impairment to know that a toy or object exists when it’s out of reach and out of sight. Rolling is an awesome way to practice object permanence via touch or low vision.
A child with a visual impairment doesn’t have the typical motivators that create curiosity. They need environmental adaptations that match their unique curiosity style.
And finally, it is more difficult for a child with a visual impairment to transition from a static position because “in-between positions” provide less comfort and are physically complicated.
This activity will take 5 to 10 minutes depending on your child’s mood and interest.