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Below are just a few curriculum-based ideas which can be created in a dedicated room, woven into a child’s bedroom, or integrated into other areas of your home.

  • Reading nooks that encourage reading for pleasure
  • Curated library of children’s literature suited for your child’s interests and developmental level
  • Listening areas for hearing and reading along with audio books
  • Writing centers that encourages writing for real world purposes
  • Customized writing papers and supplies that inspires writing in multiple genres
  • Science labs that facilitates in-depth investigations
  • Maker spaces built to facilitate creative explorations of technology, woodworking, engineering, and more
  • Block/Building areas for budding young architects
  • Recommendations for technology, hardware, software, apps, and equipment
  • Project areas that inspires long-term, open-ended explorations
  • Distinctive and engaging, high-quality art materials and resources
  • Art galleries that tastefully displays your child’s artwork
  • Hand selected, developmentally appropriate toys, children can grow with over time
  • Dramatic play props that cultivate creativity and nurture imagination
  • Organization solutions for dress-up, Legos, dolls, blocks, books, and more
  • Establish homework/project areas for children so that everything they need is accessible, organized, and ready for work
  • Provide customized activities/curriculum based on your child’s interests and needs
  • Dedicated areas in your kitchen that encourage independence and healthy habits for children
  • Child-friendly cooking utensils, dishes, cookbooks, and more
  • Integration of maps, books, and toys from around the world that nurture global awareness
  • Materials and curriculum specific to places you will be traveling to or travel to often
  • Designated peaceful spaces that soothe, restore, and promote conflict resolution
  • Quiet corners, tents, and tepees all offer places for reflection and alone time
  • Playful garden spaces that teach science, nutrition, nature appreciation, and cooking
  • Playscapes that develop large and fine motor skills and encourage physical well being

PLAYROOMs

by Farrin Cary Design

By applying the principals of good design to children’s spaces, one can foster independence, inspire creativity and nurture self-esteem. Ultimately influencing children’s abilities to learn. Through thoughtfully, well designed playrooms we strive to provide the child and caregiver with a place where learning, sharing and exploration are at their fingertips. The curriculum of life, as experienced by children in their homes on a daily basis, is the most revolutionary teaching and learning that can take place, and a well prepared environment can result in many hours of self-guided independent, creative and productive time for the developing inquisitive minds of children. 

5% of all profit from FCD Playrooms is donated to the Blink Now Foundation, an organization dedicated to building foster homes and schools for the young children of Nepal. www.BlinkNow.org