I was invited by another blogger to participate and help host the 2015 Light Play Challenge! I thought it would be fun for me and of course, fun and educational for my son(s). Actually, my child without disabilities sometimes enjoys light play more than his brother. So what is the 2015 Light Play Challenge? Every day….yikes! But yes, we are going to try to do Light Play EVERY DAY in 2015. Yes, every day sounds overwhelming to me. But, I think if I make my goal to do it every day, then if I do it 3-4x a week, that’s about twice as much as we do now. So that’s good.
And remember, light play is not just playing and learning with a light box.
What is Light Play?
These are all the things that I would consider Light Play, there may be more.
- Light table / Light box play
- Overhead Projector play
- Glow in the dark play
- Natural Light Play
- Light and Mirror Play
- Window Play
- Black Light Play
Who uses Light Play?
Light play is not just for children with visual impairments, though it certainly greatly benefits them. If any child’s attention, focus and skills sets improve when they are doing a type of light play, I’d say….do it more!
So what is involved in the Light Play Challenge?
Well, first, you commit yourself to doing as much Light Play as you can in 2015. Don’t be overwhelmed at the thought of “I have to..” doing it every day. This is for fun and for the kids. You can keep your light play to yourself, or you can share it with others. If you want to share it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, please use the Hashtag #LightPlayChallenge or #ULTG which stands for Ultimate Light Table Guide. You can also search those hashtags and find other interesting ways that moms are doing light play and connect with them.
Those hashtags will also help you find websites and blogs that are participating in this activity as well. I am already reaching out to a few sponsors to see if we can get some good giveaways going too. Everyone can always use more Light Play toys, right??
So there you have it….
Please sign up for my email list to be added to the Light Play Challenge Email List. And, just for signing up, you’ll get a link to print a free printable holiday shopping organizer. If you have to buy a LOT of teacher, therapist and specialist gifts like I do around the holidays, I know you’ll find the organizer very helpful.
As the year winds down and we get ready for this really fun event with the kids, I will have more ideas and shopping deals on Light Play items, plus information on how/where to get them if you need them.
If you are a blogger, you can contact me privately and we’ll get you set up. You can also visit the other blogs who are currently signed up to co-host this event: