--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Mobile which can be hung to amuse a child and encourage the child to reach. Suggests building a mobile using stiff wire such as a metal coathanger, strong twine and small, eyecatching objects which should be changed frequently to prevent boredom. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Toys for Your Handicapped Child REF: London, England: Souvenir Press: p 88-89. Also available from Prentice-Hall, Englewoods
The Lamaze Sights & Sounds Mobile is a visual stimulation activity designed for infants eith visual and cognitive disabilities. This musical mobile features round disks with interchangeable pattern cards to grow with the child. One set features black-and-white geometric patterns and the other includes simple, large depictions (ladybug, sun, moon, etc.) on colorful backgrounds. One card with an opening allows insertion of a personal photograph.
The LeapStart Learning Gym is a visual stimulation training activity designed for use by infants and children with low vision or cognitive disabilities. This two-stage gym features music, lights, foreign language sounds, and spoken words. Hands-on activities help develop fine motor skills and encourage the child to bat, reach and explore. As the baby grows, the gym transforms from infant lie-down play to sitting play. For the lie-down infant, the gym is a multi-sensory learning experience, with
The Multi-Theme Discovery Mobile is a mobile designed to provide visual stimulation for individuals who have low vision. The mobile is attached to a clamp which easily attached to the side of the crib. It extends out so that it is located directly above the baby when he/she is in the crib. The interchangeable high contrast cards suspended from the crib mobile are visually stimulating especially for new borns.