Part of my intention with our recent playroom declutter and re-organise was to create a baby play space for AJ. She is now six months old and has started moving around through a combination of rolling, pushing herself backwards and an awkward commando crawl forwards. My aim was to create an inviting nook just right for the playful needs of a small baby, keeping in mind many of the principles from my previous post, Space to Play [and Learn]: 10 Tips for Creating Great Play Spaces.
I started with a soft floor rug and everything down low so that it is easily accessible.
I attached a long mirror on one wall as baby’s love to look at faces. Please choose your mirror carefully (a safety mirror is best) and make sure that it is securely attached to the wall.
Some babies may even try to kiss themselves
I chose low sided baskets and lightweight tubs to keep toys in,
With a set of stable, low shelves to display a small selection of playful items.
And finally, something to look up at. I made some rainbow mobiles from vellum using the instructions found here.
Have you created a play space for your baby?
Did you know that each issue of Play Grow Learn includes information and ideas for baby play? You can read more about issues 1-3 here.
- Enjoying Musical Playtime with your Baby
- Make Your Own Cloth Baby Book
- One activity, four ways: Mirrors
- 10 Baby Play Ideas