Friday, August 9, 2013
Time for some Fun
Well since I have been a Debbie Downer for the last couple of posts, I thought I would lighten up a bit.
As I said a few posts back, we tried changing my boys room around to make it more fit for a boy with BIG imagination and love of performing.
Before his room was catered to loving Baseball the history of the LA Dodgers all on his walls and vintage baseball collections. It was done in dark wood and antique style. Now even though my boy can crack a bat and send a ball into the neighbors yard, he doesn't have the love for the game.
So we focused more on things that will help him express himself.
We started with his own stage. He loves to perform, sing, act or dance.
He stands behind the curtain and shouts...INTRODUCING...and then what ever character he has become. Notice, if you look closely, a small spot where the stage has a spot not painted. Before we painted it we told the boy we were going to paint his name on it. He then proceeded to go get a marker and write his name himself on his stage. This meant so much to us that we didn't want to paint over it.
Now there is drawing table that encourages him to do his art and write on his own rather than a forced sit down art time. It really has worked. He is back to drawing pictures. That is something he lost the love for when his autism took over.
My hubby put up metal cookie sheets and we purchased magnet letters to encourage him to spell on his own.
Cleaning out the room of clutter and replacing the toys with a selection of books that he loves to read.
Don't get me wrong he still has all his toys that he loves, batman, spiderman, superman......but we made sure we put more learning tools in the room too.
We still have some bedding issues to work out and a few more pieces of art to hang.
He did these portraits of my hubby, himself and me that we need bright frames for. But all with time and saved money we will finish.
We did this room using most of what we already had laying around.
Next year if all works out, we will replace the carpet for hardwood.
But for now it all works and he loves his new bright room.