Creating a Child-Friendly Home
Greenville, SC is definitely a family-friendly city, with plenty of activities for kids throughout the year, from Greenville Zoo to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. But what about your home? In this blog post, I share some ideas of ways to create child-friendly spaces in your home, whether for children or grandchildren.
Somewhere to Read
Whether it’s a homemade tent, tipi or a comfy chair in a nook, creating quiet spaces to read will encourage kids to snuggle up with a good book.
Somewhere to Create
When it comes to kids, storage is your friend. Consider where their craft supplies will live when they aren’t using them. You may also want to put together an art kit to keep kids entertained when you’re out and about. Oh Joy provides a good guide for such a kit here.
Sources: theimaginationtree.com, ohjoy.blogs.com, hative.com
Sand pits and outdoor kitchens are always favorites. Mulch made from shredded brown-toned recycled tires makes a great outdoor play surface, and painted pavers or a giant outdoor blackboard can keep kids entertained for hours.
Sources: projectdenneler.com, mommodesign.com, evergreenturf.com
Somewhere to Eat and Drink
Have a designated, easy-to-reach pantry where kids can find their own snacks. Another great idea is to glue magnets onto personalized cups and keep them on the fridge. This way, everyone has their own and knows where to find it.
Sources: danamadeit.com, parents.com