I was that mom who always said we would NEVER have tons of toys. After all more is just more, right?!
I do still believe that but I also know the reality of a toddler’s attention span is about a 5 minute so having choices is a MUST! With Ava turning two the toys are getting larger. Stroller for her baby, art easel, bin of musical instruments, blocks. Space is a precious commodity. We finally decided that Ava needed a playroom. A space that would house most of the toys and would be safe even for independent play. Our fourth bedroom was being used as a junk room but also Larry”s guitar room so he took one for the team! We now have a guest bedroom/guitar room and a bright cheery playroom!
I am so happy with how it turned out and so glad I had such great storage/shelving from my teaching days! Sorry the pictures could have been better… but you get the idea!
It is all in the details: Used art clips from Land of Nod to show off Ava’s work, I used an old wire clip mobile and made bright colored paper cranes, Framed Ava’s Wee Gallery animal art cards in frames we already had, hung some children’s book art I created years ago, purchased a magnetic chalkboard and letters as art but it also pops off for play and learning, wall decals from Land of Nod, hung my hand made tutu for a pop of color and dress up accessibility, filled frames from targets $1 bin will the colors of the rainbow and topped it off with a Winnie the Pooh rug and clock purchased by my mom long ago…