Sunday, July 5, 2009

Writing Sample: Must-Haves for Your Child's Playroom

"When we moved into our new home, we had the traditional set-up of both a family room and a formal living room on our first floor. Having a teaching background, I was chomping at the bit to design our playroom, knowing just what I wanted. I quickly made up a list of must-haves for my sons' new room: a comfy, well-organized reading area, a kitchen and dress-up area, table and chairs for creative play and a play table to start.

Being an avid reader myself, books and a comfy, well-lit place to read them were a must. Therefore, we included a hand-me-down couch that was slip-covered and a bright floor-lamp. Using a hand-me-down couch meant that it didn't matter if it got anything on it. For extra seating should there be friends over, we also have two bean bag chairs. Containers are a must to keep everything well-organized, even the books. I chose baskets, as I was incorporating this room into our regular living space and I wanted an overall homey feeling. For larger toys or categories that cannot be contained in a shelf-sitting basket, an old-fashioned toy box is a great alternative. Make sure to look for one with the special hinges that keep the lid from slamming shut on little fingers."

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