Reach & Match is a fantastic educational, inclusive and fun resource for children who are blind or have low vision in the early years. It is a teaching resource that can be used to develop special awareness, early braille and tactile exploration skills in children through games and exploratory play. It offers a range of tactile surfaces to be explored as well as bright high contrasting colours to asset children who have some residual vision to access the tool and explore visually.
The Children’s Mobility Service at Guide Dogs Victoria has used Reach & Match as a teaching tool in a number of individual and group programs and camps. The suggested activities in the provided booklet offer a range of opportunities to develop Orientation & Mobility skills as well as games to asset develops self-initiated movement and creativity in children.
The Reach & Match Learning Kit is thoroughly enjoyed by children individually, with the family and in small groups as they discover new and exciting concepts and create their own games while working together.