Yes we have a playroom. Yes we know we are lucky to have a designated space, for all things play. Yes we use it A LOT. The kids practically live in this room. They play in it, do homework in it, read in it and destroy it daily. Over the years it has “grown” with the needs and interests of “My Pigeon Pair”.
Then two months ago I noticed something. “My Pigeon Pair” were no longer “playing” in the playroom. It was being used to “store” toys but they had lost interest in “using” the space. We had a problem. They had changed. The playroom hadn’t. They had outgrown its use. We needed to change the rooms layout, contents and workspaces to suit there new abilities and interests. After a lot of discussing and pondering we had this…..
When designing and creating a space for your children it pays to really look at what THEY do. All the fancy pictures of playrooms are great inspiration but it has to be a space to suit the interests, abilities and ages of YOUR children!
In case you have been living under a rock Master O started school this year. With this huge change has come an even bigger change in the way he “plays”. He wants to read, write, draw, learn and build. He needs a space designed for creating and displaying. His lego collection has suddenly started to explode and he is no longer interested in his fisher price sets.
Little Miss A copies everything her brother does. She loves to draw and read. But she also loves to “play house” anything involving baby dolls!
Over the coming weeks (hopefully it’s not months!) we will be rearranging, re purposing and reorganising this integral space in our home. We are desperately trying to use what we have and not spend MORE money on creating a space we will use, play in and LOVE!