[nabs-l] Managing My Kid
sarah.jevnikar at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 19:23:02 UTC 2017
If the group is meant to go together, you probably should go with the group,
to keep things fun for all the kids and also to let them implicitly know you
can keep up. Maybe see if you can spend enough time with your kid alone so
you can identify their voice from all the others. If the kid is
responsible/old enough, see if they'd be willing to guide you. If not,
consider walking with one of the adults instead. Be sure to let your kid
know what you need, and ask questions.
Kid: "That's so cool!"
You: "That sounds awesome! Can you tell me about it? What's its colour?
What's the best thing about it?"
Obviously modify as needed, but keep the conversation going and understand
that you'll really have to verbalize all of your needs here, as kids don't
tend to get it too well that pointing won't work...
You can also try the "I have eyes in my hands so have to hold things to see
them" trick, but this may not work with kids old enough to know you're not
Good luck, and have fun!
From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Roanna Bacchus
Sent: December 5, 2017 11:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Managing My Kid
I think just you and your kid should go shopping it would be fun for both of
you you could use your cane while in the store and help them pick out items
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> On Dec 5, 2017, at 10:18 AM, Ahbee Orton via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Dear All,
> I am hoping to go on a Key Club shopping trip with a kid assigned to me.
We have to keep a close eye on him or her and help him or her pick out
items. These kids are rather poor, and we are to buy some necessities and
some toys for them. We are allowed to go with other pairs of students with
kids. We hope to have a 1 to 1 ratio of students and kids. I could go with a
group of them, but are there any suggestions on keeping up with my kid and
helping them pick out items? Should I go with a group or just my kid and I?
I want to be fairly independent and be helpful. Thank you!
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