Eat the Rainbow
It’s tempting to focus on preparing the foods you and your child are most familiar with. Truth is our bodies benefit from eating a variety of foods – the rainbow of colors and nutrients found in fruits and vegetables.  This time of year, it’s especially easy to take advantage of summer’s bounty at grocery stores and farmer's markets.

Our Rainbow Smoothie is a great snack for children with blindness or visual impairments. The smooth texture is appealing to picky eaters. It can be sucked or sipped. You can dab a little on your child’s tray so they can experience it with all their senses.  Narrating the process of making the smoothie – from grocery store to kitchen – gives a child who’s blind or visually impaired access to information about everyday routines. Learn how to make our sensory recipe for Rainbow Smoothies HERE .
Why Supermarkets Are Super Experiences
Children who are blind or visually impaired don’t learn by casually observing and learning from their caregivers. An everyday routine – like the weekly trip to the grocery store – must come alive for them through their other senses. It’s an interesting world your child can experience when you narrate the trip to them and begin teaching shapes, colors, textures, spatial orientation and other simple concepts. Learn how a mother turned her trip into a sensory experience for her three-year-old daughter who’s blind HERE
Take the Stress out of Mealtime
HERE are some tips you can integrate into your routine to make feeding easier for you and your child who's visually impaired. For more mealtime strategies, check out our updated DOCUMENT LIBRARY .
Family Events -- Now on Saturdays!
Join us for a fun, sensory learning activity and meet other A Shared Vision families in your area! Let's go on a treasure hunt at the grocery store and learn some easy strategies for everyday routines on Saturday, July 27 at Safeway, 200 Quebec Street, Denver . Click HERE for our events calendar and to register. The events are free.
Support A Shared Vision While You Shop
King Soopers/City Market will give A Shared Vision five percent of your total grocery store purchase when you connect your loyalty card with A Shared Vision. Learn more HERE . Every time you order from Amazon , the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to A Shared Vision.  Learn more HERE .
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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