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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
    lines.
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    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
    tent/room.

     
    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
    puppets.

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    4. Mazes: Great for visual tracking!
     

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

     
    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.

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    Have Fun!!!

    Mrs. Schwock, Teacher of the Visually Impaired