Creating the Perfect Reading Corner

Creating the Perfect Reading Corner

Creating a reading corner is a quick an easy way to liven up and “smarten up” a playroom.   According to the National Children’s Reading Foundation’s website, “Just 20 minutes a day reading aloud to to young children promotes family bonding, encourages listening and language skills, and gives children a strong reading foundation.”  Reading nooks also…

Juicy Bits’ Basement Playroom

Juicy Bits’ Basement Playroom

Kids thrive in colorful environments.  In fact, many studies show that color inspires kids to be creative and to explore or “play” with the things around them.  Jessica from Juicy Bits Playroom created an inspiring playroom for three girls ages 4 to 8.  Her room is the perfect example of how to make a colorful, playroom…

Have You Forgotten How to Play?

Have You Forgotten How to Play?

Who knew Ikea had such brains? As a worldwide company, Ikea set out to learn about how children instinctively are drawn towards play. Their findings are truly eye-opening: To learn more about Ikea’s Playreport visit their Facebook page or Ikea Family website.

The Best Play Kitchen and Play Food for Your Dollar

The Best Play Kitchen and Play Food for Your Dollar

What I considered to be a good play kitchen has changed with time.  As my daughter exits toddlerhood she is more enthralled with her play kitchen more than ever, but sadly enough she has already outgrown her beloved Little Tikes Ultimate Wood Kitchen.  I loved this kitchen two years ago and still do, but it is…

Shaunna’s Pottery Barn Kids Cottage/Coastal Inspired Playroom

Shaunna’s Pottery Barn Kids Cottage/Coastal Inspired Playroom

Like most mom’s Shaunna at Perfectly Imperfect fell in love with a Pottery Barn Kids Playroom, but unlike most mom’s she recreated the room from scratch.  Yep, from bare bone wood and all, her and her husband (with a little help for the major construction) built a playroom in their attic space.  Her husband even…

Don’t retire your sandbox for the winter, reinvent it!

Don’t retire your sandbox for the winter, reinvent it!

Just because summer has come to an end it doesn’t necessarily mean the life of your sandbox has to end as well.  With a little elbow grease, a plastic sandbox can be easily transformed into an indoor, or covered patio, toy storage container.  Simply dump the sand (not to worry, a new bag for next summer is…

A Parents Guide to Finding the Best Train Set for Your Family

A Parents Guide to Finding the Best Train Set for Your Family

All kids loves train sets, but not all train sets love kids.  Some trains are easy to take down while others are impossible to put up.  As a result, many trains can be very frustrating for parents and kids.  So in order to help find peace and harmony between parents, their kids and their train…

How to Buy Licensed Toys for Your Kids Without Stifling Their Imagination

We’ve all been there before.  Your kids want this, but you would rather buy this.  So how do we keep the peace?  Leaving the kids at home when you shop or banishing them from any screen time is often more work than it’s worth.  Luckily there is a middle ground we can all resort to…

Five Easy Ways to Build Your Own Forward-Facing Bookshelf

Five Easy Ways to Build Your Own Forward-Facing Bookshelf

Books are amazing, but to compete with toys they need to be front and center while showing off their greatest assets, their bright bold covers. Forward-facing bookshelves prominently display books covers and are the perfect solution to guarantee your books gets some action throughout the day.  Many different versions are available to purchase (See Encouraging Reading with…

Chalkboard Paint, Going Beyond the Walls

Chalkboard Paint, Going Beyond the Walls

We all love a good chalkboard wall, but who says chalkboard paint has to be used on a wall or even inside?  Here are a few creative ideas to get your chalkboard ideas flowing. Outdoor Chalkboard Turn unused space on your fence into a chalkboard.  For instructions visit Ohdeeoh’s posts here, be sure to read…