Indoor play spaces

Together with Lavendilly, I am opening the door to our home for a play spaces tour
~ welcome and enjoy ~

In our cottage sized home we need to choose furniture and toys carefully, to keep some room for the couch to become a shop {as it does frequently}! And for lego roads to roam free across the floor.Many of our toys and toy organisation were chosen before we discovered Waldorf. And so, although we may have chosen differently since our happy discovery, the toys were still carefully chosen and are well played with. Over time we may carefully replace some with more natural materials.


In the lounge room we have…


~ blocks and other wooden accessories for building fabulous lands
~ a tea set and baking set
~ play silks for dress ups, small world play & throwing around
{not so fond of the throwing!}~ a doll house and Duplo
A dress up nook…
~ be a doctor, a dinosaur
~ clown or dragon
In Dino Boy’s room we have


~ a wooden train set
~ some puzzles
~ trucks & cars
~ some soft balls



 As well as a rocket ship!
And a lego tent?!
…otherwise known as a reading nook
{which is a new addition from Husband of Mine}


~ soft toys for cuddling and playing mama
~ and gnomes in every colour of the rainbow!



As well as a special reading nook
{together with a favourite book… Pip the Gnome}
and then there are the plans for the future…

 …a play kitchen, wooden doll house & barn

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of our play spaces! Pop over to Lavendilly to see their play spaces!
How do you organise your play spaces? What do your children play with most happily?


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  • Reply Jackie(My Little Bookcase) June 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Oh thank you for sharing.

    Such beautiful spaces- especially your many reading nooks.

    We have a dragon singlet too. How clever are they?

  • Reply Bekka Joy June 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    A lovely little space for each of them! 🙂 Love the range and open endedness of so much of what you provide 🙂

  • Reply Kand June 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm

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  • Reply Andie Jaye June 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    thanks for sharing your spaces! i always love to see how people have play areas set up. my husband and i had a discussion re: toys belong in the playroom and bedrooms, not the living spaces. i was telling him that normal people have toys all over the house. will have to share this with him!

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts June 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks Andie, I find my kids love playing where I am, so for us it makes sense to have little play stations set up around the house 🙂

  • Reply Jodie Clarke June 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Oh i love all your little spaces Kelly…i can see their personalities in each area too!Your little dress up nook is so sweet!

  • Reply Hannah June 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you for opening up yonour home to us. I always love to see other peoples spaces. That reading nook is just delightful. (Hannah @ Paint On The Ceiling

  • Reply Kate Lloyd June 12, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. You have clearly given lots of thought into how each child’s play area will look. They are all so inviting. Thanks for posting.

  • Reply Rez P June 12, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Looks like fun. I have always wanted to put a reading nook somewhere. So cute
    What lucky children

  • Reply Carla at Preschool Powol Packets June 12, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I love how the rocket ship has legos in it–too cool! I’d love to invite you to link this up at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets–I hope to see you there!

  • Reply katef June 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I loved this little peak into your home and play spaces.

    We try to choose our toys and storage carefully too as our play spaces are part of our living spaces, and we quite like it that way.

    Do you love the rocket? My boy wanted one of those for Christmas but they had sold out everywhere so he got a wooden castle for his knights instead, but I am still eying off the cool rocket!

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts June 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks Kate, the rocket is great fun and I love seeing my son use a range of toys when playing with it. But to be honest, it doesn’t get as much play as I expected. He really is a loose parts kid!

  • Reply Be A Fun Mum June 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    You know what I love most about this? That you make it easy to foster imaginative play effortlessly through the day. AND you show us how to make it easy. Love it.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts June 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Very nice of you to say Kelly, thank you 🙂

  • Reply Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky June 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    What a beautiful, homely space that just invites play.

  • Reply Deborah Alter-Rasche June 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Just lovely. I have been meaning to do a tour of our playspaces but we keep changing them so regularly that there are always new pics to be taken. When I do I’ll be sure to link over to your playspace. 🙂

  • Reply Carrie June 20, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Oh, what magical spaces they have to play and read. I love them!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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