Simple School Holiday Fun Without Electronics!

Often finding ways to keep your children busy over the holidays is a mammoth task. Family outings can be very expensive, even a simple trip to the cinema can cost hundreds after spending on tickets, popcorn and drinks.  Entertaining your children during the holidays SHOULD and CAN be easier and cheaper. All it takes is a little guidance and a lot of imagination. INDOOR IDEAS Sort through the toy cupboard: Kids accumulate so many toys over the years that going back and clearing toy boxes and toy shelves can be quite suprising. The kids will be able to rediscover old treasures,…
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Fun Kids Books About Glasses & Eye Patches

We have compiled a list for you of some popular children’s books you can enjoy reading to your child about vision and glasses. Wearing glasses for the first time as a child can be a life changing event, so reading stories about similar vision conditions and glasses can give the child a sense of connection to the characters and enjoyment. Also, if you have an older child, don’t forget to point out that Harry Potter wears glasses! Little Kim’s Left & Right Book Author Charles McMonnies The Turtle Who Needed Glasses Author: Ben Patt The Patch Author: Justina Chen Heddley…
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Letter Reversals: When the “b” Looks Like a “d”

When kids are first starting to read or write, it’s very common for them to read or write letters backwards, like writing “b” instead of “d” or reading “bug” as “dug.” These letter reversals are developmentally appropriate for young children up to the age of 7, and these mistakes will eventually disappear on their own as kids do more writing and reading. By the age of 7 or 8, children would have developed better perception, and letters should be facing the correct way. But what if the reversals continue? Then it’s a good idea to investigate further, as a delay…
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Why Optometry Giving Sight Is Our Charity Of Choice

Eyecare Kids has chosen Optometry Giving Sight as our charity. Instead of charging for a spectacle adjustment or repair, we ask for a small donation with the knowledge that it could make a big difference in someone’s life. Please read below for more information about the amazing work that they do. Optometry Giving Sight was established in 2003 to address the needs of the more than 670 million men, women and children around the world who are blind or visually impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Why? Because in some countries…
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