Gwyn McCormack from Positive Eye has generously submitted a series of ‘Top Ideas’, which we will be sharing each month. You can read her introduction to the series and other posts here.

This specific series is centred around the importance of concept development when teaching children who have a vision impairment. The ‘Top Ideas’ can be utilised by your child’s educational setting or by a parent wanting to give a little extra help with learning from home.

Idea 21: Role Play

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Images show Gwyn in a variety of fancy dress and role play outfits

Encouraging children to use their imagination is crucial to literacy. How can you write a story if you haven’t imagined what it must be like to be one of the characters? Support creativity and opportunities to express feelings, emotions and thoughts about favourite characters. Link to everyday experiences wherever possible. Meaningful literacy experiences start in the everyday experience.


Make the child with SEND the starting point for planning, NOT the ADD-ON


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