We’ve been in our house a little over two months and we’re making some progress on our rooms. Here’s our “bonus” room as the builders called it or as we call it the boys’ play room.
I want to get some additional shelving worked out but the first picture shows the puzzle area on the right and general play on the left. There’s physical play in the center of the room and on the couch is a great motor skill activity – laundry folding!
We did transportation decals on the one wall, some metal signs on another and I gave the word “PLAY” a metallic touch using spray paint. The book shelves are spice racks from IKEA.
My goal has always been to have one toy or activity per “slot” on our shelves but we have too many toys and too few slots. I’ve tried doing a toy rotation and we actually have a box of toys put away right now but with two busy boys it’s hard to not have more things kept out.
Graham will go through six puzzles in one sitting and when they both want to play cars we better have a bucket full for them to “share”.
I think another trip to IKEA for shelving will help de-clutter our space and perhaps some uniform totes or baskets to give the room a cleaner look would help.
The other side of the play room is our “sitting area” where we do a lot of book reading and I sit and fold laundry while they play. We also have a tv for movie nights or video games when they get older.
Behind our couch is our little shooting nook for practicing baskets and the window usually has a nice view of construction vehicles in action.
We house our little people collection in the numbered baskets along the wall and the green table is often used for imaginative play.
It’s so nice to have an entire room dedicated to the boys’ play and it will be especially helpful as the weather turns colder and we can’t be outside as much.