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How To Set Up The Perfect Playroom for Your Kids

April 11, 2010

If you would like to take some time off sometimes and focus on your blog posts instead of listening to them play, you might need to create a safe and engaging playroom for the little ones. It is hard for a mom to let the kids out of her sight, but you will need to raise them to be independent and play with each other and their friends. Not to mention the time you will save cleaning up the toys from the office or living room floor. Below you will find a few tips on how to get started with planning your room.

Consider Their Interest

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The first thing you will have to think about is their interest. Are they into crafts, building things, or role playing? Maybe they love puzzles and creating something from the recycling box. Whatever keeps them entertained, your playroom should have it, so you can take a breath and regain your sanity. This will help you create the perfect environment and plan the layout of the room, get the right flooring and decor that will make them feel special.

Electricity Switches and Plugs

Next, you will have to talk to your architect to find a way of keeping switches and plugs away from the kids. If you have toddlers, you will know that they are not to be trusted with wires and they are curious enough to experiment with the most dangerous things. If you can place your switches and plugs out of reach, you can rest assured that they will not try and do something they are not supposed to.

Rounded Corners

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Running around in an enclosed space means trouble. You cannot prevent your kids from going wild, but you can prevent them from getting seriously injured by buying furniture with rounded corners. You should also pay attention to the door, and make sure that they don’t trap their fingers and break them. You don’t want to end up in the emergency room every other day because you didn’t think your playroom design through.

Entertainment

You can’t expect your kids to play with the same things for hours, This is why you will need to offer some entertainment for them to break down the play sessions. Remote operated TV and DVD players placed on the wall will be safe enough for your children. You will be surprised how quickly they will learn to operate the devices and turn the volume on max, too.

Security

It might also be a good idea to keep an eye on your kids, just in case. There are several great indoor security cameras for the home you can choose from, so you can see on your monitor what is going on in the playroom, still give your kids the independence they need to come up with ideas to play and use their imagination.  

Creating a playroom for your kids might mean that you will have at least a couple of hours every day to gather your thoughts and focus on your work.

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