Blogging Wondertime Magazine:Creating the Perfect Play Space

Blogging Wondertime Magazine:Creating the Perfect Play Space

Julia Cho
Aug 17, 2007

How did one mom create a play space that works? Well, in the September/October issue of Wondertime Magazine, Emily tells us that she took her greatest inspiration from the preschool where her son had attended. Following the Reggio Emilia educational approach, that kids learn the most from firsthand experiences, she began by dividing her room into separate areas for each activity, just the way a preschool does.

Lots of pillows and a display case for books created the reading area.

A felt board with a construciton theme and plenty of bins for trucks and blocks form the "Construction Zone."

Yes, kids love pretending. Lots of preschools have dress up areas, so why shouldn't you have one in your play space?

A kitchen area consists of a low bookshelf with a stovetop on top and a curtain to hide dishes below.

Check out the full article for product info and a few other play area ideas. Is there an area Emily left out? Let us know!

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