Beeping eggs were used for an Easter egg hunt in Newport Beach over the weekend so visually impaired children could get in on the fun.
Easter has now been and gone for another year and those of you with children likely witnessed an Easter egg hunt or two over the weekend. Whether it was one in a local park or something you put together yourself in your back yard. There's nothing quite like making your children work for their chocolate by having to seek it out first. That's half the fun.
Not all children can join in on Easter egg hunts, though. Little ones who are visually impaired have to take a back seat. Yes, they can enjoy the chocolate but as we mentioned above, seeking it out first is half the fun at this time of year. That's why a particular hunt that took place this Easter weekend is just downright heartwarming.
On Good Friday, 50 visually impaired children had the chance to take part in what was likely their very first Easter egg hunt. All of the eggs being sought out made a beeping sound which meant the kids didn't need to be able to see in order to find them. The event was arranged by the Blind Children's Learning Center in Newport Beach and according to majically, it was a huge success.
Four-year-old Isiah Ramirez was one of the 50 children who took part in the hunt. He is completely blind but used his white stick to find the eggs after he honed in on the sound of it beeping. He then picked up the eggs and held them to his ear. "He’s able to interact with all the kids and all the teachers, it’s very fun for him," his mom Elizabeth explained.
It really is hard to imagine how hard life is for those who are visually impaired. While we often think of the big things that they miss out on, we don't consider the everyday things blind people can't enjoy. However, with a little bit of imagination, one of the more simple but important things for visually impaired children can now be removed from that list.