Activities at home

Activities at home

Personal spaces

Children’s rooms fulfil so many different functions. They sleep and dress there, work and study, read, draw, play, entertain and escape parents. And often they have to do all of this in the smallest room of the house (because parents got the big one).

Children should feel that their room is their haven. It does not have to be professionally designed and decorated but should reflect the child’s personality – whether a collector, artist, reader or inventor. And it needs to be adaptable and grow with them as the soft toys and colouring in books make room for increasing school needs, devices and “stuff”.

As they become more independent they like to feel that they can make choices about their clothing and style and get dressed in a little privacy.

“I’m bored”

When they’re not in school, sport or enrolled in the latest holiday activity, their room will most likely hold their interests, but they’ll also want to take part in other activities going on around the house. Some things to keep them amused that don’t need to cost too much money and are easy to keep and take part in around the home can be found in the menu above.

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