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“Circus therapy” helps visually impaired children [Video]

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The sounds, the feel, the taste. For some visually impaired pre-schoolers, attending the circus is a unique experience that uses almost all their senses. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus gives the kids more than a front row seat. They’re invited into the ring after a show.

Martha Hummer’s son, Eli, is 3 years old. Martha says, “He doesn’t see, so to learn about it, he has to touch it and be close to it.”

Some parents believe the lesson goes much further. Martha Hummer says, “The kids feel special because they get to come down and actually do something that the other kids don’t do is just a real treat.”

Read more and watch that story: Circus Helps Kids With Senses

Photo: Flickr user Lennda K

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