It's been a year since I first set up the play area in our house, and I wanted to show you what it looks like now. I made a couple changes: I added storage so that we could more easily hide the toys that were piled in the corner and also create more of a play surface for the kids along that back wall. Plus, I covered up the ugly (and dangerous) open railing above the play area with some fabric panels.
Despite my mantra of "less stuff! less stuff!" the kids have accumulated more toys, but a few of them I'm really excited about. We recently picked up an old rotary phone, which I mounted to the wall for them. Of course, I had to explain what it is ("no, it doesn't have an 'on' button....you dial it like this...no there's no window to see Daddy...you just talk with it....put it up to your ear like this...").
She got the hang of it eventually.
For photos of the playroom last year, click HERE. I'm also working on a photo collage for the wall opposite the activity table. Stay tuned for photos of that.