you use child-sized furniture?
Children love things
that are scaled to their own size, such as their play kitchens
or toolbenches, or their toddler bed. The same goes for furniture
such as sofas, chairs and tables. So why not incorporate a
piece or two into your own house?
It is much easier
for a toddler to sit down at a small-sized table to color
or draw. It is easier to grab a crayon that has rolled off
the table than it is if he or she was sitting at the adult's
kitchen table atop a booster seat (which many need help getting
up and down out of).
Same goes for furniture.
When you watch your child struggle to get up on the couch
to site down, you probably realize why she favors her bean
bag chair instead - it is quick and easy to get in and out
is now readily available at toy stores, and you can often
find popular Little Tikes table and chair sets at consignment
stores and garage sales. Same goes for the foam chairs and
unfolding "sofas" - all in miniature size, perfect
for your toddler.
Worried that a
bright red Elmo chair clashes with your living room sofa?
If you sew, you can often find these patterns for the chairs,
so you can easily recover them to match your own living room
In reality, if
you buy your toddler a small table and chair set, chances
are it will be used for years to come. And especially if you
plan on more kids, it will get many years of use, and be well
worth the expense in the long run.