Ring the Bells!
Put to music, fingerplays are a fun way for children who are blind or visually impaired develop language by increasing vocabulary, learning the sounds of words and hearing rhythm. For the holidays A Shared Vision teachers made jingle bell mittens and sung to favorite holiday tunes. Click HERE for our English lyrics or HERE for Spanish lyrics.

To make the mittens, all you need is a pair of children’s stretchy gloves ($1 a pair at dollar stores), assorted jingle bells found at most craft stores, hot glue sticks and a glue gun. Apply a generous dab of glue to the fingers of the mitten. Press a bell to each finger and hold in place until dry and secure. Put on the mitten and sing to your child while waving your fingers. Avoid putting your fingertips too close to your child’s mouth since the bells can be a choking hazard.
Five Little Bells
Five little bells hanging in a row.
The first one said,
"Ring me slow."
The second one said,
"Ring me fast."
The third one said,
"Ring me last."
The fourth one said,
"I'm like a chime."
The fifth one said,
"Ring us all --it's Christmastime!"
From the Families We Serve -- Thank You!
A heartfelt “thank you” to our donors -- friends, family and foundations -- who supported A Shared Vision this year. The number of donors, including those that wish to be anonymous, nearly doubled this year!

It’s not too late to show your support. Your gift to A Shared Vision will help us further our impact of identifying and supporting families with young children who are blind or visually impaired so that all children can discover their brightest future.  

Here’s important tax information for Colorado residents – your cash gift qualifies for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. Half of your qualifying donation is offset dollar-for-dollar against your Colorado income taxes. In addition, you can deduct your fully qualifying contribution on your federal income taxes if you itemize deductions.  DONATE NOW
A Shared Vision is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the leading provider of in-home and community early intervention vision services in Colorado. We inspire and empower families to nurture the development of their very young children who are blind or visually impaired so that all children may discover their brightest future.
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