When we looked at our house in July, we knew immediately it was the perfect house for us, with the perfect amount of living space. We also knew exactly where our creative learning space would be. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this space.
Upon moving in this area became known as the play area. It housed kiddos, toys, and unfolded laundry (our laundry room is right there, too). It wasn’t much of a creative learning space, but more of a overstimulating mess.
Within a few weeks of moving in, Jack stopped picking up his toys completely. When asked to pick up, he would sit on the ground and cry. It became clear he was simply overwhelmed with the sheer volume of stuff we had accumulated. I moved all of his toys to the garage and something miraculous happened; zero tantrums and to this day, he is content with very little. We also established our, “one thing at a time” rule
Two days ago I finally tackled the toys in the garage. I organized everything we wanted to keep and set up donation boxes for the rest. I removed our train table from the play area and quickly put together a functional, peaceful environment for Jack, Wesley, and their friends to play and learn.
Take a look at our finished creative learning space. 🙂
We want our creative learning space to offer a lot of stimulating books, a few creative toys, some of Wesley’s toys, and space to play.
We added in some inspirational art work as well. 🙂
All of our toys are now organized and have a home in our wicker wardrobe.
- Mega Blocks
- Lego Duplo blocks
- Thomas case
- Leap Letter Learning Case
- Animal, bug, and dinosaurs figurines
- Play-mobile ark and zoo set
- Lincoln Log sets
- Play food and tools
- Matchbox cars
- Musical instrument bin
Jack’s Trackmaster train tracks are in the top drawer.
Dress up clothes are in the bottom drawer.
All of our arts, crafts, games, and educational materials are housed in the laundry room. Jack also has a bin of wooden train tracks and trains that stay out because he plays trains every day.
Jack has zero toys in his room other than his stuffed animals, books, and his camera. When looking at houses, we knew we wanted a place with a designated play/learning area. I am thrilled Jack has no toys in his bedroom. His tablet stays in the kitchen on top of the fridge. He uses the tablet when it is provided to him.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our creative learning space and Jack’s room. Do you have a designated play or learning space? Do you have a specific organizational system that works for you? <3
The Joyful Homemaker