MAKING ROOM FOR PLAY
San Francisco Playroom :: Project Goal
Create small zones within the room to accommodate different activities, by:
•Adding a soft sitting area to cozy up and read books.
•Add taller shelves to store toys in a more organized way, using a combination of open and easy to look into containers to more easily identify toys.
•Use tall, open shelving. Bottom shelves to store everyday toys accessible to both boys, and upper shelves to store toys, art supplies and other items that need to be used under supervision.
•Organize toys by type, game or collection, and provide each of these sets of toys with a unique storage container for easy cleanup and organization.
Open floor space area to spread out toys, roll around and have fun.
Floor cushions provide a soft area for reading, and can also be moved and reconfigured for play.
Quiet area for sitting and looking at books.
Project areas for playing with blocks, putting puzzles together, doing small art projects, etc.
Existing play table is placed in the middle of the room, so it can be accessible from all sides. It can also be moved easily against the wall, to provide more floor space.
A learning rug serves multiple purposes: it provides a soft, warm surface, an open space for imaginative play, and brings color into the room. By placing the rug between the two doors, no space is blocked and there is an open area to play and move around in.
A tall shelf stores toys on the bottom, and stores art supplies, fragile or decorative items on top.
A tall, narrow shelf is next to the cushions, and primarily stores books.
Two lower shelves under the window provide storage and a play surface.