It has three walls, a roof and a floor. Mum put some mats on the bottom and along the sides, then covered them all in a black mesh. The mesh is black, to make the ‘little room’ really dark and the mesh is great texture for me to feel.
A black sheet covers the open side, to make the room really dark.
Mum has put some lights and bells and texture toys and equipment in it.
It’s my chill out room and it will help me learn about spatial awareness
and to play with toys.
A ‘little room’ is great for kids who can’t see.
It’s a chill out place, with no distractions. I love it.
I was so still and quiet in my little room today that Mum had to check
on me and make sure I was ok!
I guess this is my cubby house. Because I can’t see and I have cerebral palsy,
I can’t make a cubby house in the lounge room. That’s why Mum got me one.
The little room is small enough that I can touch the sides. This will help me to learn about spatial awareness. I have some toys in my little room. Most of them make cool noises, and a few of them have flashing lights.
The idea is for me to learn to explore and play with toys.
That’s a bit tricky for a boy with a vision impairment and cerebral palsy!
It’s best for me to learn to find and pick up toys all by myself… and in the little room, there is no ‘helpful’ grown up ‘helping me’ pick up the toys.
If I find things by myself… and do this often enough, my brain will build up
a new memory and I will be able to pick up and play with toys all the time.
this little room is perfect for that!
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