Future Reflections                                                                                                 Fall, 2003

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What’s Your Favorite Toy?
Nominate your favorite toy for the NOPBC Good Toys for Blind Kids list

Alicia Jones of Kentucky looks at a display of Discovery Toys at the NFB National Convention.
Alicia Jones of Kentucky looks at a display of Discovery Toys at the NFB National Convention.

Several years ago, parents from the New Jersey affiliate of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) put together a list of their children’s favorite toys. It was such a good idea that NOPBC decided to go national with the list.  We solicited ideas from other members around the country and developed a “Good Toys for Blind Kids” list.  The list is on our Web page at <www.nfb.org/nopbc/nopbctoys.htm>.  We also put copies of the list into the free literature packets for parents and teachers that are mailed out from the NFB headquarters in Baltimore. However, the toy market—as we all know—is dynamic and ever-changing. So the time has come to revise the list.  This time around, we would like to give all Future Reflections readers—parents, teachers, and kids—a chance to nominate a favorite toy for the list.  Please take a few moments to fill out the following toy nomination form:

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Good Toys for Blind Kids

2003 Nomination Form

Mail to: Good Toys for Blind Kids, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

I wish to nominate the following toy for inclusion in the “Good Toys for Blind Kids” list:

1. Name and brief description of the toy: ____________________________________

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[ ] This is exactly how the name appears on the toy, the toy package, or other marketing information about the toy

[ ] This is my best guess

2. Name of toy store or other location (Web site, catalog, etc.) from which the toy can be purchased: ______________________________________________________

[ ] I know, for a fact, that the toy can be purchased from this/these locations

[ ] This is my best guess

3.  This is a nifty toy for blind kids because: _________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

The following information is optional.  If you can provide it, great. If not, please skip to the bottom of this form, sign it, and send it in.

4. This toy is suitable for children at this age or developmental level: ______________

[ ] This is information from the toy manufacturer

[ ] This is my best guess

5. Other information about the toy I think you should know: _________________

________________________________________________________________________

Nominated by: ________________________________________________

PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY

I am a [ ] parent  [ ] teacher  [ ] blind student   [ ] other

If you have questions about my toy nomination, you can contact me at:

Email: _________________________________________________________

Telephone Numbers:

Home _______________ Work __________________ Cell  _________________

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