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How to Organize a Playroom

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Your child's playroom can be whatever his imagination desires, from a castle to a space station.  
You love your child and adore spending time with him, but you understand that he also needs to have a creative space of his own. Having a playroom gives your child the freedom to engage in imaginative play without worrying about knocking over your antique lamp. He feels ownership over his space and can welcome play dates into his territory. 

Make Toys Accessible

Teach your child to get his own toys, as well as to clean up after himself and place toys into a toy box. Choose a toy box large enough to contain most of the toys and that serves double duty as a bench. 
Gather the hundreds of stuffed animals lurking about on the floor and place them into a hanging hammock. Stack as many animals into the hammock as you can to minimize clutter. Explain that the animals are resting until your child is ready to play. 
Categorize small toys in colorful crates. Place toy cars in one crate and small dolls and accessories in another crate. Your child will simply pull out the crate when he is ready to play. 

Develop a Reading Nook

Place various books and reading materials in a bookcase. Fill the space with materials that interest your little one, like comics, chapter books, board books and interactive stories.Make sure your child can reach the books independently and knows how to replace them neatly in the bookcase. 
Develop your child's creative side and place finger puppets in the reading nook. The puppets bring the stories to life and extend the book's plot. 
Scatter pillows and beanbags on a fluffy rug to make the reading space comfortable and enjoyable. Bring in natural lighting by placing the nook in the corner by a window or include a bright lamp. 

Add Centers to Spark Imagination

Put some markers, paper scraps and other craft materials on a small table for your little one to showcase her artistry. Do not invest in art supplies; simply search closets and drawers. Stretch a clothesline across the space to display pictures. 
Create a dress-up station with clothing that interests your child. Include accessories like shoes and hats to complete the look. Tap in to your little one's inner designer by using old newspapers to design newspaper outfits. 
Scour the kitchen for old pots, pans and bowls to put in a cooking center. Save food boxes with labels that your kid can use to plan a pretend gourmet meal.