A peek inside a reader’s play space…
We’ve placed the bed on the floor (thanks to reading a Montessori book), and its currently serving as a space to snuggle up to the big bear and read a book! I hung twine using two hooks shaped like owls that are nestled in the branches of the tree mural and am planning to use the line to display his artwork as he grows older.
We’ve left the central floor space open and empty to allow for plenty of movement, and opted out of using a carpet since our dog tends to think its grass and dig it to shreds…
Books are arranged by difficulty, the easiest are on the bottom shelf where the boy can easily take them off the shelf and “read” on his own in the big chair next to the shelf, the middle shelf has those that we read together with him, while the top has comics and stuff that he might read next time when he’s older (right now we have too many books at home and too little shelf space hence these books are stored here). Most of the toys on top of the shelf are toys we picked up during our travels. Two shelves are allocated for keeping his toys, and we practice toy rotation to keep everything under control, and to encourage the boy to keep everything back after playing with them.
The dresser by the side of his bed holds a CD player as he loves to listen to music. Most of the decorations are DIY (I’ve posted the tutorials/descriptions here), like the clouds, bird mobile and the tree mural. Others are handmade gifts from friends (like the name banner and the “growing old” picture), so its really a room filled with love. Right now I’m planning more changes, like clearing some books, adding space for creative materials etc, but currently this is still my favourite room in the house! 🙂
Thank you Justina for sharing Jude’s gorgeous space.
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