Today’s post is technically a BONUS for you guys as this is something I wouldn’t normally do or post on here. You guys are all familiar by now that my son has sensory needs, so I am going the extra mile to provide him with something we can use to teach while at home during summer vacation. Hopefully we will have a successful transition from summer vacation to school in the fall.
This is basically my summer project and I finished it a few weeks ago and have been getting lots of use out of it. I’m very happy to report that my hard work paid off. My son is loving it, he is engaging, as was the plan, and I cannot wait to incorporate more stuff onto the wall as he gets older and starts learning more things.
I do share the majority of the project in my latest “Project Vlog” over on my channel if you guys want to see me bring this to life, lol. Otherwise, keep scrolling for photos of the finished product, or should I say, wall. .
Our Learning Wall
It took me quite some time to gather all the supplies and decorations. The visuals I found through Pinterest, super handy. The rest I either made myself at home, or bought at the store (i.e. decorations). Anyway, the wall I decided to use was the one in my dining room because NO ONE uses the dining room anyway.
So that’s what I was working with, it’s a pretty big space and I spent a good week or so planning where each thing was going to go and the layout, etc. And after spending that whole week cutting stuff out and putting posters together, it was time for everything to go up on the wall!
I am honestly so happy with how it turned out. It’s colorful (exactly what I wanted)! It’s engaging—CL actually changes the date himself, he uses my iPad as reference and I just help him change the days of the week. He is also having loads of FUN with the Weather Wheel! I do also have emoji’s for him so he is able to change his mood on the wall, and I do have extra visuals which can help him explain to us why he’s angry, etc. So far, this has been very rewarding and he is learning a lot.
The Chores poster and Our Daily Routine visuals are just there for reference to take some pressure off me, so I’m not telling him what to do every minute of every day. Seeing what needs to happen next visually, has helped him out a lot. I do also have loads of extra visuals in case we change up the routine such as craft time, screen time, outings to the park, parties, zoo, doctor’s appointments, etc. I literally feel ready for whatever might come!
I do also have a Shapes poster for him to learn shapes. I plan on using felt cut-outs so he can match the shape to make it more engaging, and to add more “learning” to it, I plan on using different colors of felt. The Focus poster is just whatever we might be learning whether that’s at home or at school, that will change frequently. He knows his ABC’s, numbers from 1-15, some shapes and colors so our main focus for the summer is his Summer Reading Program from our local public library.
Anyway, the empty space at the top is for his drawings, paintings, etc. All of his art will be put on display because I want him to have something to feel proud of. We haven’t done much crafting or art this summer, but I will be starting to implement a different routine sometime this month so I can get him to engage more in different activities so he’s ready for school again, come September.
Anyway, that’s the entire wall. I love how it turned out! This wall will grow with my child so we will be changing up a few things and adding specific things to our Focus poster to reflect whatever he might be learning in school, so I’m super excited!
I hope you guys liked this non-beauty post. I have said this many times but I am a mother first and beauty blogger second. Getting to share this with you after most of you encouraged me to write my post about Sensory Processing Disorder is very nice for me. Simply getting Daily Routine visuals go a LONG way, so if you also have a child with SPD, don’t feel like your child will need this kind of wall, I just have a tendency to go overboard LOL.
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I cannot wait to show you a decor DIY post tomorrow!
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