Using Everyday Objects in Unexpected Ways to Encourage Visual Attention and Exploration with Students Who Have Low Vision or Cortical Visual Impairment
Modifying a Store-Bought Play Area
You can create your own Little Room: Adapt a Baby's Play Place with black fabric to create an instant Little Room!
Three Steps to Modifying Your Own Play Place
- Set up your Play Place according to the instructions in the box.
- Begin by covering the bottom and sides of the Play Place with soft, black fabric. If you can Velcro the black fabric to the Play Place to keep it snuggly in place, that will be best.
- Replace the objects that come with the Play Place with your student's favorite objects. Simply hang objects that entice your student visually and tactually. You might hang a Slinky from the top that your student can reach up and touch. You can place soft, crinkly items on the sides or by their feet so that when the child moves they easily come into contact with the objects.
Gail Feld, BESB Preschool TVI
Gigi Whitford, BESB Special Services TVI