Little N plays by herself for about 3 minutes a day. If I’m lucky. And that’s with a lot of encouragement. She likes me to be around so she can tell me that her purple skirt matches her purple ball, or tell me how there’s a speck of dirt on the ground and she’s not sure if she should eat it or put it in the garbage (I’m not sure why she insists on asking me because if I say no, don’t eat it, she will quickly put it in her mouth before I can snatch it away from her).
Which is completely fine. Most days.
Unless I’m about to go insane from hearing ‘mum’ 18 times a minute, or if I need to get a meal ready, or put the baby to bed, or brush my teeth.
So a little toddler area where she can be crafty and colour and whatnot was really needed for our house!
This one is from Ikea – and naturally, I had to paint something on it. Which was a little gold chevron pattern on the chairs.
And I hung some flower pot holders on the wall (kitchen section of Ikea) to hold her markers and crayons. I plan to add one more white pot for her paints or odds and ends lying around.
After having this table for a few weeks, this is the consensus:
- At first, Little N refused to sit on the painted chair. She wanted to take the paint off. Took her a few days to get over it.
- I realized that toddlers look extremely ADORABLE when they sit in those little toddler size chairs and table.
- She coloured by herself twice, maybe three times, since we set it up. So that’s a partial win in my books
I plan to get a few more crafty supplies for her to explore with. Let me know your ideas for what other supplies I should add to her little area!