My son was diagnosed with Cortical Visual Impairment at a young age and we have had a light box for over 5 years. Don’t get me wrong, I am very grateful that we qualified for many of the items from APH….but basically, I am growing weary of primary colored clear things. Red, yellow and blue…and it’s translucent when it’s on the light box. I GET IT. Really I do. But if I am bored with it…my son probably is too. Yesterday I posted about our 365 days of Light Play Challenge, and honestly, the thought of playing with our same stuff every day…bores me. So I went on a hunt for other options and here are my awesome results if I do say so myself.
First, if you want a real light box, they are relatively inexpensive. I don’t mean that $200 is chump change to my family, it’s not. But compared to other things my kids need, and considering how much use we’d get out of this, it’s not bad. If you are tired of fighting for funding for it, the holidays might be a good time to ask for one, ask family to chip in for one.
Think Geek Minecraft Light-Up Diamond Ore Did someone say Minecraft? Oh yes I did! A Minecraft toy that lights up!
Disney Frozen Elsa Musical Light up Dress: For girls, it doesn’t get any hotter (get it?) than Frozen. How about a Frozen dress that lights up?
Disney Frozen Small Doll Elsa and Magical Lights Palace Playset: Sticking with the Frozen thing…this little palace lights up too.
Frozen Elsa gloves that light up: No dress is complete without these gloves that light up!
Frozen Inspired Fairy Princess Light Up Snowflake Wand and Our “Let It Go” Bracelet: And of course every princess needs a magic wand, so here is a snowflake one that lights up.
Princess Wand: If Frozen isn’t your thing and you just want an ordinary magic wand, here are some.
Pirate or Ninja Swords: back to the boys for a minute, you can also find a variety of Pirate or Ninja swords that light up.
Bowling set:Bowling anyone? I know, right?? A bowling set…that lights up! You can work on light play and gross motor!
Now let’s talk tracing…which is an important fine motor skill, literacy skill and more. And light play can help with that.
Tinkerbell light up tracing board: It’s cute, isn’t it? I would get the plain one for boys, but this is cute.
Light up bubble gun: Lights AND bubbles? Does it get any cooler than this? I don’t think so. We have several of these. We’re hard on them, but I find they do not last long. Buy a couple.
And back to the regular stuff. It’s not all terribly boring, you can mix it up a bit. There is a ton of cool stuff out there.