Not just the best way to make an afternoon at home fly by, play is super important for almost every aspect of a child’s development. If you don’t want your home to look like a 24/7 carnival, though, these pack-in-a-snap solutions are here to help.
Remember, fun has no age limit! Why not get the grown ups on board with games and activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family?
Dinner’s almost ready! This trolley on standby wrangles the kids’ ever-growing origami zoo when it’s time for the dining table to be cleared.
A dedicated drawer in the living room or dining room (or wherever!) keeps the family’s craft supplies and games neatly organised – and always close at hand.
Sure, cooking dinner (and cleaning up after) takes a little longer with kids; but you’ll be bonding, improving their motor skills and teaching them life lessons all at the same time. If your little one has a picky palate, letting them help choose the menu could even make them more likely to eat it. Well, it’s worth a shot, right?
Adding a step stool to your kitchen lets your little one reach higher drawers, and makes the worktops a more comfortable height.
For junior chefs age 8 and up, we have SMÅBIT knife and peeler, which are sized and shaped for little hands and designed to avoid injuries.
With everyone under one roof, a good balance of togetherness and privacy can do a world of good. As homes become smaller and smaller, though, how can you make space for both? Take a look at this shared bedroom below, where using a loft bed creates a “kids- only” zone on top, plus a mini-lounge for both mom and son below.
Do you remember being a child? Do you remember what it felt like? Do you remember how big everything (and everyone!) seemed? Just checking in with your child, and seeing things from their perspective, can really make them feel at ease. And cuddles, of course. Plenty of cuddles!