Earlier this spring I spent a morning at the Anchor Center for Blind Children teaching some toddlers the basics of rock climbing. I have been connected with the Anchor Center for many years now and it is an amazing resource in the Denver area for blind and visually impaired kids and their parents to get prepared for kindergarten.

a photo of erik weihenmayer speaking to a classroom of teachers and parents at the anchor center
Presenting to the parents and teachers at the Anchor Center
a photo of erik weihenmayer at the anchor center holding hands with small kids in a circle
Singing songs and holding hands is a great way to start the day!
photo of erik weihenmayer on floor with kids at anchor center playing with climbing rope
Introducing the kids to climbing rope

Teachers use specially designed classrooms and play areas to help enhance the sensory experience and help students with low or no vision to be able to navigate and communicate.

a photo of erik weihenmayer showing a small kid how to climb on a climbing wall
Showing kids “the ropes” of climbing
a photo of erik weihenmayer being interviewed for the local news at the anchor center
The news dropped by – hope more folks learn about the great work Anchor Center does for the community.

I was happy to get the invitation as I am always so impressed with the teachers and the amazing staff, not to mention rock climbing with preschoolers is always a great way to warm the soul on a rainy morning!