Storing all those costumes for kids’ pretend play is the fun part for parents, especially when you have some really creative ways to keep it organized.
Kids love a wardrobe full of a variety of outfits, homemade or purchased. Providing a simple hinged box, a refurbished coat rack, an old trunk and baskets are just a few container ideas, but of course, here’s more…..
Make it yourself from repurposed furniture or purchase ready-made units. Either way, it’s perfect for pretend play.
To the right…..Oh-so-easy coat rack with hangers, hooks, and a mirror, repainted and hanging down low makes the perfect place for preschoolers to put away playthings.
Play is essential to kids’ development and pretend play especially encourages imagination and creativity. By adding layers of make-believe into reality, kids lose sense of time and they actually learn more when relaxed.
Make clean up a simple task with storage specifically set aside for kids’ costumes. They will spend hours learning while playing…..and you’ll love the stories the create.
If you want to learn more about kids’ development related to play, catch the IKEA Playreport referenced in Top Tips on Creative Playroom Design.
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