Summer Ideas

Expanded Core Curriculum in the Summer

When asking parents what they want their children to learn over the summer, many say daily living skills and social skills.

Here are some great posts about summer, expanded core curriculum, and working on those daily living skills to create independence.


What is Expanded Core Curriculum?

The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) provides a framework for instruction in a specialized set of vision-related skills for students who are blind or visually impaired.

Expanded Core Curriculum Overview

A great post giving a framework, resources, and tools. It explains ECC and gives us some great starting points for developing your own activities. Read more

Utensil sorter with braille labels and a child's hand sorting


Expanded Core Curriculum Summer Expedition! Here is a wonderful post with lots of links, articles, and ideas you can adapt for summer. Read more

Four teens from behind in a grassy field with arms on eachothers' shoulders


Top 10 Fun and Motivating Ways to Include Braille in Your Summer!

From going to the library, creating an accessible garden, going to a petting zoo, and making a literacy rich scavenger hunt, this post by a parent gives some wonderful activities that can be adapted to meet most needs.

Two young brothers walking down the street in a neighborhood, holding hands on a sunny day.


Ideas For Summer

Children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities need specialized instruction to compensate for the lack of incidental learning.  Summer can offer a variety of opportunities to strongly work on those skills. Here are some ideas that might help teachers when planning fun, functional and meaningful summer activities for their students. Visit this post.

Two girls at the playground playing on the "monkey" bars


Ideas for Maintaining Braille Skills During Summer Break

TVI Ann Edie shares ideas for how to help students maintain braille skills during summer break. Keeping children reading during summer time is very important. Take a look at her ideas.

Young woman reading braille


Summer Camps

Looking to make new friendships for your student or child and to create memories that last a lifetime?  Summer camps may provide just that.  Whether it is a local camp we join with our local peers or a camp for our specific needs, camps can provide a fun way to learn and grow. Looking at Summer Camps is a new article that provides some guidance when looking for the right camp.

Elementary students sitting on steps at a summer camp wearing the t-shirts they made along with two teachers


Summer Ideas title with a picture of teens facing forward with arms on eachothers' sholders in an open field