Make Organizing your Play Space a Priority

You’ve probably heard the words, “I’m bored” or “Please play with me!” more times than you can count from your child.

It’s not that I don’t love to play with my three little wildings, but sometimes mama has to get her stuff done too!

How we organize a playroom (or play space) should be a priority.  It will save you time in the long run!

When you see how much “stuff” your kids have to play with, you may wonder how they can possibly be bored or need you to facilitate their play.

Chances are their play space isn’t organized to facilitate purposeful play. We know that the environment is a teacher and that we must organize a playroom in order to maximize learning through play.

What is purposeful play?

Purposeful play is how children develop the cognitive, social and emotional skills that allow them to succeed in life!

Although play is open-ended, your kids can still participate in purposeful play when you have an organized playroom or play space with the right toys and tools.

What areas should I have in my play space to promote purposeful play?

Encouraging your children to play independently and in a way that promotes their learning, you’ll want to have areas in your play space that focus on both cognitive and social and emotional learning.

Calm down space:

Calm down space promotes social and emotional skills. Your kids should have a cozy space to relax, meditate, and think. 

Reading area: Make sure your child has access to books to help their cognitive development. Reading encourages imagination and is a form of play!

Physical play space:

Your kids need room to run, tumble, and get moving! Have an open area with a play mat and/or things to climb on.

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