5 Ways to Update Your Playspace
For most of us, our toddler's and preschooler's belongings take over the home. Suddenly, your monochromatic home gets filled up with primary colors and lots of plastic. But don't fret.
Here are 5 ways you can integrate their toys and visuals into your home decor to maintain a desirable look. It will appeal to you and your guests upon arrival. Now, only if the room would also clean itself...
Paint a Chalkboard Wall
This wall allows your preschooler to become involved. Write and draw information at eye-level. When learning, you want the product to be touched and revisited. Here, Grey immediately came to the chalkboard with his chalk and said, "I am making letters!".
Add Adult Elements
Incorporating adult-like features into your play space adds a sense of community. It encourages guests to enter the room and engage in both adult and child interactions. This helps your child feel appreciated and acknowledged.
Set Up a Design Center Using a Coffee Table
Here, I like to use painters tape and kraft paper from Ikea. The painters tape is easy to take on and off without damaging the table. Remember you can also add elements such as pasta noodles and beans for your preschooler to practice their fine motor and grip when pasting. Here, anything goes!
Did you know that gardening enhances creativity? It also helps keep the air clean. This plant is on a cabinet also holds some of our art supplies. I found it at Hobby Lobby. The wood and metal align with similar items throughout our home.
Create a Magnetic Wall
Begin to explore physics with magnets. Both Grey, my preschooler, and Hayes, my toddler, visit and revisit this wall often. They both investigate how to make the magnets stick against the wall by experimenting with both sides of the magnets.