Accessible Story Time and Baby Beginnings are pairing up this summer!

Our Online Baby Beginnings Program, in partnership with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada BC, is a bi-monthly drop-in group for babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers who are blind or partially sighted and their caregivers.

Parents of children birth to five years of age are invited to connect online every second Saturday.  We start at 9:00 am with a consultation with Margret Hanke, an Early Child Vision Specialist from Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada BC. This is a chance for parents to ask specific questions about your child’s vision and/or development.

At 9:30 am, All Blind Beginnings children/youth and their families are invited to join the Zoom room for Adam’s Accessible Story Time!  Adam will read stories, and also provide image description and explain concepts that might be new to some listeners.  Following each story listeners can share their thoughts or ask questions about the story.

After the stories, parents are welcome to stay in the room for some social connection and support from other parents, and Shawn Marsolais.  This is a chance to share strategies and celebrate successes with a group that can relate to the experience of raising a child with a visual impairment.

Who can attend:

From 9:00 – 9:30 – Parents/Caregivers of children birth to 5 years of age

From 9:30 – 11:00 – Any Blind Beginnings child/youth and their families

When: Every other Saturday through the summer: July 11 and 25, and August 8 and 22, 2020

Where: The Blind Beginnings Zoom Room

If you are interested in registering for this summer program, please email carrie@blindbeginnings.ca.  Please include:

  • your child’s name and age – siblings are welcome too
  • names of parents who will be attending
  • The Email address that we can send the Zoom links to.

Shawn Marsolais
Executive Director, Blind Beginnings

Margret Hanke
Early Intervention Vision Specialist, Vision Loss Rehabilitation BC Canada