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Mr. Rogers and Eye Exams

Fred Rogers would have celebrated his 85th birthday this week. Like the Great Glasses Play Day, Fred celebrated early childhood creativity, self-expression and play. Another important value of his was recognizing that we all have feelings and “when feelings are mentionable they are manageable.” Ann Z wrote the following post this week on her blog … Continue reading »

Scenes from a Great Glasses Day Party

Scenes from a Great Glasses Day Party

The first annual, August 5 Great Glasses Play Day was a success!  We had a great time at the Minneapolis event. My daughter and her new found friends felt like the special guests at a party. A parent who attended the Portland, OR event shared that their son was acting like the birthday boy at … Continue reading »

Happy Great Glasses Play Day!

Happy Great Glasses Play Day!

The big day is here!!  Happy Great Glasses Play Day everyone! So let’s hear it, how did you celebrate? (links to pictures and videos are welcome!) Everyone who posts a comment about how they celebrated will be entered to win one of our fabulous giveaways.  Leave a comment by noon on August 12 to be … Continue reading »

Advocating for children’s vision health

Advocating for children’s vision health

“How did you even know she needed glasses?” “How on earth do you keep those on her?” “Hey dad! Want to hear something silly? There’s a baby wearing glasses!” Zoe was a year old when she got her first pair of glasses. Cute, red, wire-rim frames with yellow checks on the nose. I knew that … Continue reading »

Outside play and children’s vision

Outside play and children’s vision

There are so many reasons to encourage our children to get outside and play.  Outside play has been shown to contribute to our children’s physical and mental health (1).  That’s one of the reasons why, when planning the Great Glasses Play Day, we wanted to find parks to host the get-togethers when possible.  But did … Continue reading »

Why good vision is so important for reading

Why good vision is so important for reading

I was recently pointed towards a great article on the foundations of reading, “the great iceberg, aka learning to read“.  The author lays out all of the many steps that children need to go through before they develop the ability to read.  This was fascinating to me, as Zoe at 5 1/2 is right at … Continue reading »