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The Kansas Deaf-Blind Project is a federally funded grant designed to provide technical assistance to educational teams and families who serve learners with deaf-blindness in Kansas. Our Project goals include:
Kansas Deaf-Blind Summer Tidbit of the Month:
Prepared by Dinell Smith, KS DB Family Specialist
Learning shouldn’t stop in the summertime, so here are some ideas to keep your child busy and engaged in learning throughout the summer while having fun too!
1. Paths to Literacy offers a variety of ideas for summer activities for learners with blindess or visual impairmens just by searching the word “Summer.” One of them can be found here called, "Honoring the Summer Solstice"
2. When it gets too hot to go outside, here’s a fun game that you can create using scents to play matching games. Get creative and come up with your own scents to add.
3. “Writing Prompts for Summer Journals” has some wonderful ideas to get you started on practicing reading and writing and other Literacy skills throughout the summer months. I’m sure you could think of some more great questions to add to this list.
4. How about “25 At-Home Science Experiments” for some learning fun?
5. Cooking is always a fun way to learn reading, math and science skills. Families Together has some great “Picture Recipes” for kids.
6. Gardening is another great way to learn and have fun during the summer. You can plan a large or small garden, inside or out. So many choices. Here’s an article on
7. I think most of us have fond memories of the great Tents and Forts that we created in the living room using blankets and chairs or possibly in the backyard. Find those old sheets and blankets and get started!
8. Don’t forget that you can visit your local library, zoo, parks, and so much more. Get out and Explore!
Check Out this Webinar
The Impact of Technology in the Life of a Person who is Deaf-Blind
featuring our own Dinell Smith along with Maricar Marquez and Marcia Brooks