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    Tracking and Scanning Skills:

    *** For the following activities to be effective, it is important to ensure that your child’s eyes are visually following along.

    1. Sidewalk Chalk Game: (materials needed: colored sidewalk chalk, squirt bottle,
    water) Begin by drawing straight and wavy lines with sidewalk chalk. Then using a
    squirt bottle filled with water, have your child squirt the water along the drawn
    2. Flashlight Fun: (materials needed: a flashlight, tent or dark room) Have your
    child visually follow the beam of light as you slowly move it throughout the

    3. Shadow Puppet Detectives: (materials needed: paper cutouts of various shapes,
    a flashlight, tent or dark room) Space several paper cutouts along a straight line
    against the wall. Have your child follow the line to find and name the shadow



    4. Mazes: Great for visual tracking!


    5. Word Searches: Reinforce visual movement following a top to bottom, left to
    right pattern.
    6.   Reading with your Child: Always a good choice!
    7. I Spy and Where’s Waldo Books: Reinforce the top to bottom, left to right
    8. Puzzles: A fun way to work on figure completion and part to whole skill

    9. Mad Libs: An exciting and silly way to work on copying skills. Have your
    child practice shifting his/her eyes only without whole head movement.


    Have Fun!!!

    Mrs. Schwock, Teacher of the Visually Impaired