Toy Rotation/IKEA haul...
I’m having a mid-week weekend, as Bean has taken a short holiday with her Daddy. So, I’ve been making the most of the time to clean, cook and plan for our next year of home education. I’ll talk some more about that in another post.
Last night, I made a quick trip to @ikeauk to pick up a few things that have been on our list for some time.
I was planning to buy a small 2 cube KALLAX unit to sit Bean’s dollhouse shelf on, but at just £9 (?!) I opted for a LACK tv stand instead. I liked that it was a bit longer, and that the open shelving would allow for more flexibility in terms of what we needed to fit on them. The KALLAX cubes are quite deep, and there doesn’t seem to be a single shelf insert yet.
Today I’ve set up her dollhouse shelf as a dollhouse, using her Sylvanian family furniture. I haven’t added the little woodland characters as she isn’t a huge fan of those, and will wait to see which characters she requests. In the small basket on the counter top are all the teeny tiny parts which she absolutely loves (and I despise as I find them ALL OVER THE HOUSE!) and a larger basket containing more furniture.
I’ve added her @grimmswoodentoys rainbow and a set of natural semi circles which I bought from @littlestartoys, and a spelling game from @elc_uk
I very much doubt that she’ll even open this as she tends not to enjoy these types of activities, but at least then I’ll know that it can go in the donate pile.
I also bought a woven wicker napkin basket from IKEA which I’ve repurposed as a scrap paper and sticker tray; a new wooden crate to replace her book basket which was falling apart, and a glass jug with lid to create a self serve water station in our kitchen.
I’m a really big IKEA fan, and love that I can pop in with my list and be home within an hour. What are your favourite IKEA products? What have you bought to enhance your child’s play and learning spaces?
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