What a year! I was apprehensive about virtually homeschooling my daughter in September. I was so worried that it might be a setback in my daughters learning. I asked myself “how would they be active and socialize with kids their age?” There were so many ‘what-ifs’ and concern surrounding how to ensure it would be a smooth transition into a positive environment and a promising learning year.
With Layan being 7 years old and Layla being 3 years old, I wanted to convert their playroom into a productive learning environment that would be suitable for a Grade 2 student as well as a preschooler. I needed the area to be set up with spacious desks and a wall to display necessary work for everyday learning requirements. I wanted the girls to add little trinkets to personalize their space and enjoy being in the area as they would be spending most of their day in this space.
I needed a quiet reading space to encourage active reading on a regular basis. I wanted it to be an area where the girls can escape and be in a comfortable sitting area without distractions. The teepee was the most perfect setting for quiet reading time. I set it up with pillows and a fluffy carpet to ensure it is cozy. The twinkling lights added a nice effect that makes it exciting to read stories and let their imaginations run wild.
My preschooler still naps! It was important to have a daybed for naps/resting. It makes it so much easier to have both kids on the same floor throughout the day. Adding the mint Lorena Canals rug made the area extra playful and fun. It is also a washable rug that looks brand new when it comes of out the washer.
This Kallax organizer from Ikea is the best way to keep toys, crafts, puzzles and a mini library organized and hidden away. The amount of things I have stored in these bins is mind-blowing! The bins and doors make things look less cluttered. I am really satisfied with this purchase.
Our pretend play area is actively used by both of my girls. The pastel pink mid-century modern Kidkraft kitchen, washer and dryer was one of the best purchases. The girls absolutely love playing in this area and we have so much fun dressing up the area to flow with the seasons.
It was so much fun creating this inviting space for my girls. They absolutely enjoy playing here all day long!