[blindkid] What are your thoughts on coloring?

Sally Thomas seacknit at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 19:27:52 UTC 2011

They used to give my son smelly markers to color with.  He kept sniffing
them and would come home with colored marks on his face--noone would tell
him what was happening or clean the marks.

If they tell you that it is valuable for strengthening fingers, perhaps you
could propse that he spend the time using the Perkins Brailler instead.

Sally Thomas

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 1:48 PM, Meng, Debi <Meng at sccompanies.com> wrote:

> What are your thoughts on coloring?   Jonathan is 6 years old and in
> Kindergarten this year, he has no vision in his left eye and only light
> perception in his right eye.  He cannot see the paper or the crayon.
> Should the TVI be spending valuable time coloring?  He knows what
> coloring is, he was in Early Childhood and 4K for 3 years.    He does
> not enjoy coloring and will do anything not to have to sit and color.
> He is being forced to sit and color until his paper is complete, which
> is long after the other kids in the class have completed their color
> page and moved on to other activities.
> There has to be other things that are more beneficial for him to be
> working on.   Suggestions???
> Debi, grandmother of Jonathan, ROP  - Wisconsin
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