One of the essentials of a home activity center is proper furniture and not just any furniture will work…..if you want to keep messy activities under control. Spills, splashes, smears, and stains are inevitable when glue, paint, markers, and water are involved.
Here are a few tips on how to choose activity center furniture to create a kid-friendly corner:
(See Safety Features of Kids’ Room Furniture for more safety tips.)
To encourage imagination and exploration as kids create masterpieces, look at a workspace from a kid’s perspective before making any selection. Choose furniture that first meets all the criteria listed above and then look for fun shapes and colors readily available. Make it safe. Make it fit. Make it fun.
More on the Home Activity Center Series here:
- Home Activity Center Essentials
- Activity Centers Need Space
- Activity Center Storage Ideas
- Choosing Activity Center Furniture
(See the KidSpace Interiors special report Home Activity Centers: How to Keep Kids Busy When School’s Out for more reasons why an activity center is important plus get stats from the Kaiser Family Foundation Study and the IKEA Playreport on detrimental effects of kids media OVER-use.)
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