Our soft to touch and colourful blind folds are a fantastic additional to sensory play.
Enlighten your child's senses with our soft Blindfold.
As adults we tend to rely on and value the sense of sight but we must remember how sensitive and powerful a child's hands can be - and how important they are to the learning process!
We so often use the phrase "hands-on learning" to describe the optimal conditions for education but we sometimes forget to strengthen the sense of touch so that a child's "hands-on learning" will be more refined, successful and joyful. In this technology-saturated world - where some children are growing up thinking everything should be as smooth and slick as an iPad screen - it is more important than ever to continue encouraging our young children to engage with their sense of touch. A blindfold is the perfect item to inspire and facilitate your child's tactile explorations!
A blindfold is also a great way to reignite a child's interest in familiar activities and take these to the next level of extension and abstraction. If a child in your Montessori classroom is breezing through the Cylinder Blocks perhaps removing the visual clues could bring a whole new dimension to this experience! If your child seems tired of his or her old puzzles at home - or says they are too "easy" - perhaps adding a blindfold to the mix can increase the challenge and inspire renewed interest!
A blindfold can also turn 'everyday' objects into unique sensory learning experiences! Collect a selection of household objects, add your blindfold and you have just created your own version of the Montessori Mystery Bag! Sit with your child and examine each object - feeling the texture, shape and dimensions in your hand while introducing language to not only name but describe the item. Then pop the blindfold over your child's eyes and pick one object to place in his or her hands. Your child can then feel the object and guess what it is!
This beautiful blindfold is designed to comfortably fit a child and features an adjustable strap (joined by velcro) so that you can let your youngest learners participate and then let the blindfold grow with the child!
Use the delightful blindfold in sensory touch games.
Great for sound,touch and smell games.
Or why not play the old classic such as "Blind mans buff" or another classic such as pin the tail on the donkey.
Or put on the blindfold and play touch and explore games such as feeling textures such as pine cones its a great way to enlighten the senses and make children think about there environment.