September 24, 2009

Carter's Little Room


Carter's Occupational Therapist thought that a "little room" would be beneficial to Carter developmentally.  It is literally a "little room" that makes Carter feel safe in his environment while giving him a lot more feedback because every movement he makes will echo throughout it.  One of these can cost over $1000, but my very handy husband built him one and the best part is that it only cost $50!  We've been trying it out a lot the last few days, and I must say that it truly does work.  Typically, you would hang toys from the top for a baby with vision impairment, but for Carter we've been putting toys near him that he can hit.  Sometimes we put it over his play place as well.  It is sitting on top of a resonance board that his vision specialist brought which creates even more noise. The idea is to get him to start realizing that he can make things happen when he moves those little arms and legs. Here's a link to a website that gives detailed instructions on how to build one: http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/play-area.html#how-make , but for the record.... Michael made up his own plans.  I just have to give him props where they are due :)

2 comments:

thecullimoregirls said...

Great job on the "little room"...I've seen them before and think they are teriffic!!! Go Carter!

Phyllis said...

This is awesome! Nice job Daddy!! He is getting big!