When Lauren came up with the idea for each of us to create an inspiration board with our favorite playroom ideas for kids, I couldn’t wait to get started!
One of our running jokes in the school where we work is the “In Your Dreams Preschool”, a magical fantasy place that we dream of whenever we don’t have quite the right space, equipment, or materials to do what we want to do with our kids. It’s the preschool/school that we imagine having someday when one of us wins the lottery.
So today, I get to create my “In Your Dreams Playroom”! Oh how I would love to have an awesome playroom space like this for my boys – maybe someday…
I knew I would have trouble narrowing down my options (and sure enough, it was a struggle!). But I finally came up with my final 6 favorites – the things I would use to create the playroom of my dreams!
1 || Pompom Rug – This thing is just plain awesome. It’s like a super-soft sensory ball pit sent from heaven. I can just imagine stretching out on this amazing rug and reading to my kids. Actually no. We would just roll around on it…all.day.long. And, if anyone writes to the designer to inquire about the rug, would you mind asking if the duck comes with it too? Because I would also really like a duck in my playroom. Just saying.
2 || Indoor Teepee – I’m in love with this cute little play teepee for kids. Both of my boys (and many other kids) need to have a nice quiet space where they can go and calm down when they’re feeling overwhelmed or overstimulated, and this is way more fun than having rest time in bed! A great option for kids who need a break from auditory and visual input from time to time.
3 || Art Station – To me, no play space would be complete without a good little space to sit down and create! There is all kinds of great fine motor and visual motor work to be done here. I love all of the storage in this one, plus – it looks like a cute little architect’s table!
4 || Rockopotamus – This awesome rocking toy from Cedar Works (one of the coolest companies for kids playsets and playground equipment) is perfect for inspiring cooperative play while providing kids with a healthy dose of vestibular input. Plus, it’s called the Rockopotamus. So cute. It’s huge. And it’s meant for outdoor use. But it’s my dream playroom and I can break the rules if I want to.
6 || Climbing Cargo Net – I’ve always wanted some kind of climbing wall or ladder in our house – this one is perfect. Such a great opportunity for kids to get vestibular and proprioceptive input while working on strength and balance!
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