A peek inside a reader’s play space…
Belinda says, ” What I am choosing to share with you all is not so much the physical space itself in my home but what I do with it. I have a small home environment and 2 preschool children. It is what I put into the space for my children to play with that makes it creative and interesting and a joy for me to watch my children thrive in play. I use mostly inexpensive recycled and natural materials.
Nature Basket (pictured above): I have collected natural and interesting items from my back yard, parks, beaches and on nature walks and some shops – like gem stones, seed pods, shells, rocks, feathers etc and displayed them in a cane basket on a child-sized wooden table made by my husband. On this day I added safari animals and babushka dolls to extend the play. My children spent lengthy periods of time touching, sorting, describing, rearranging and engaging in imaginative play. Great for 1 child or 2.”
“This is a “city” created by my 4 year-old daughter. She used re-cycled cardboard boxes (which I collect), a variety of paint and pasting materials like coloured feathers, paper shapes, glitter etc all purchased from a 2 dollar shop. This project took three days before she declared it ‘complete.'”
Thank you Belinda for sharing your inspiring creative play ideas with us 🙂
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Be sure to visit the previous Our Play Space posts for more inspiration!