First Steps

Take your child's First Steps towards a happy and active life!

At British Blind Sport, we are helping children with sight loss get active with a FREE sport and fitness pack delivered to their door.

The Government recommends that children participate in 60 minutes physical activity per day, but we know that many children with a visual impairment struggle to participate fully in sports session or P.E.

We want to change this.

Girl with First Steps audible 'jingle' ball
First steps activity book, stickers and wall chart.

Our Solution

We have designed a handy pack to provide children with all the tools they need to take their first steps to leading a more active life. Our aim is that the First Steps pack will help give children the confidence to join a local, accessible sports club by learning the basics in a fun, supportive environment.

Designed for children aged 3 to 11 years old, the pack includes:

  • Audible ball: A bright and bouncy ball with ball-bearings inside to allow the child to hear the ball.
  • Activity booklet: Simple and enjoyable games that encourage the entire family to play together.
  • Progress poster: Tracking the child’s daily achievements to encourage habitual activity with a fun sticker chart.

What’s next?

We are currently supporting 130 families across the Midlands and North West. If you live outside of those regions, please hang in there. We'll be announcing a major expansion soon where we will be making more packs available to families across the UK! If you want to make sure you don't miss out, please complete the registration form below and we'll be in touch when the time comes (expected to be November 2019).

We will support families and ask that they take part in periodic evaluations to understand how they use the pack and whether it can achieve the project’s aims. The data and feedback gathered from the project will help us improve the First Steps programme and secure funding to support more families.

If you know a child with a visual impairment who could benefit from a First Steps activity pack, register today.

Register for a First Steps pack.

To discuss the First Steps project in more details, please contact Sally Morrell