As a parent, there’s nothing you want more than for your children to be able to play and grow safely within the comfort of your own home. While not every room in the house is suitable for your children to play in, you might choose to create a play room for them that’s completely free of any dangers so that they can play and you can watch them learn and grow into their own person. Here’s how you can create the perfect haven for your children to play in.
Eliminate sharp edges
The first thing that you should be thinking about is removing anything that could be a potential sharp edge for them to fall into from the room. This includes tables, cabinets and large chairs. This will prevent you from having to worry about them accidentally tripping over and hurting themselves. Doing this will also allow you to not have to constantly be in the room while they are playing, meaning you can enjoy some me time and catch up on your favourite TV shows.
Add little details to enhance their play
It’s very likely that your children have an immense amount of toys to play with already, but adding little details to their current toys can enhance how much they will get from their toys for their imagination. For example, things like dolls house accessories will allow your children to reenact what they see their parents doing with toys, and it will really encourage imaginative play. Another idea would be to put a rug on the floor that can be used as a race track to push their cars around. These are widely available online and also in many toy stores too. Little details like those will allow your children to get the most from the toys they already have!
Rather than having removable storage that your children could potentially knock over and crush themselves with, consider building storage that is fixed to the wall for them so that their toys can be neatly put away until they need to use them. This will also eliminate the chance of them hurting themselves even more because the storage unit will be attached to the wall.
Use light and neutral colours
This is a great tip if you have children of both genders, this will save any arguments about the colour of the walls and will also keep the room looking light and airy. Depending on the ages of your children you could put up artwork accordingly or even paint on a wall mural that will compliment the room.
Use play mats as flooring
You can get your hands on play mats that come in tiles to lay down on the floor. Not only will they keep the floor nice and soft for hours of fun and safe play, but they add colour to any room which will increase imagination and fun.
Consider these five ideas and you will find yourself with a perfect haven for your children to play in!
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