Beeping Egg Hunt
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The staff of CSDB, along with the Telephone Pioneers, organize an egg hunt every year, using beeping eggs and plastic eggs. The technology, within the beeping eggs, enables students, who are blind/visually impaired, to respond to the beep, locating the eggs via auditory cues. Life-sized bunnies traded plastic eggs, filled with jelly beans, for the beeping eggs. This activity reinforces Orientation and Mobility skills, by relying on effective listening and directionality. The development of good sound localization skills helps children learn to travel safely and effectively, navigating through environments.
Preschool and kindergarten students, in the School for the Deaf, participated in the egg hunt with excitement. Students enjoyed racing around the field, searching for eggs and counting how many eggs they found. Several parents and siblings joined us for the event.
Through this annual event, students who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired and deafblind share the fun of finding eggs together.