Now that the big day has arrived and the visit of the Magi of the East is now a reality, I'm sure you'll come up with some ideas for plan a playground for children. Find out what are the essential requirements you have to meet to make it safe, educational and fun.
I do not need to tell you that today is one of the most exciting, beautiful and magical mornings of the year. Actually, it is THE most wonderful MORNING. So, with capital letters. And after the nerves, the laughter and the overflowing emotion that the nocturnal incursion of the three Magi brings, the moment of relocate the toys. It is the perfect occasion to create a playground for children. But ... do you know how to do it?
Well, if you have doubts, keep reading this article because in it I will explain how a space to play should be. Whether you have a huge room to dedicate to it or only have one from a small corner in the nursery.
The perfect playground for children
Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar have already finished their work this year. Surely your children are great and have filled them with gifts. Toys, books, materials to develop their creativity ... Now it's time to renew the corner of play and make room for new toys.
It's the perfect time to create a playground for children appropriate to the age of yours. So that they like them, and also you, you have to fulfill some requirements that we are going to tell you.
First rule: safety first
When it comes to composing a playground for children the age of them is determining. It has nothing to do with it a children's area for babies and very young children, a space for children of 8 or 10 years.
Be that as it may, and especially if the playground is for babies, you will have to watch out for it to be safe. It is convenient to have a flexible and warm floor, since the little ones will spend the day on the ground. You can place a carpet that does not have a lot of hair and that is easy to clean. There is special models for children that are washed in the washing machine.
In addition, does away with furniture with corners (or protect them) and plug the plugs with special mechanisms. Safety in the baby's room It is essential. You will also need to narrow the space, placing a barrier in the door to avoid that the small adventurers go out to explore the rest of the house without you being aware.
A multipurpose space
This feature is essential in a playground for children. Children love to paint and draw, read and look at stories, make buildings, dress up or play kitchenettes. Just do not ask them to spend a lot of time on just one of these activities. They like to change.
That's why they need a corner of games that offers multiple possibilities. With area to draw, storage systems to store toys and materials, free space to move, etc. It is best to place practical and functional furniture that can be adapted and used for various activities.
Bet on the symbolic game
To imitate the daily activities of the elderly is one of the things that most children like. In addition, it helps them develop their mind and imagination in a great way, so it's a good idea encourage this type of symbolic game.
How can you do it? Placing a kitchenette in the children's play area, for example. Or a market, a bank of tools or a drawer of disguises. They will have a great time!
The corner of creativity
Paint and draw, do crafts and things with their hands, they are activities that the little ones love. That is why it is advisable to encourage them to dedicate themselves to this by creating the appropriate space.
In addition to a table that offers an adequate work surface, they will need some systems to classify materials with boxes, cans, etc. So they will have on hand the paintings, the rotus, waxes and watercolors, papers and cards, plasticine, etc. In the playground, make sure surfaces are easy to clean to avoid discomfort.
You can also paint a part of the wall with slate paint. Children will love to paint the walls and parents can breathe easy.
For those who waste energy
If your children are those who literally do not stop, then for them the winter will be almost an ordeal. The cold and bad weather force us to leave the park and the outdoor areas a little aside and to have to get used to playing at home. Moved children will take it worse, so they will love to have you play in their room a large area so they can move. If you have enough space, of course.
You can place mats, a swing, ropes to climb and even a climbing wall to climb on the wall. How about?
Be that as it may, the key to creating a playground for children is in create a friendly and safe environment and give them the tools they need to play. Most of the time they are much less than we think because they put the best and most effective: their imagination.