As parents and guardians of our little loved ones, we want to do everything we can to make their homes safe and comfortable.
No matter who they are or where you live, kids love magic. If you can bring a touch of sparkle into an area, you’ll make them happy. When they’re happy, you are, so everyone wins!
No, you don’t need a magician, unicorns, or Harry Potter to make this happen. You can add magic to your home with these 7 small touches.
- A Pool
Pools serve two important purposes: They let your children’s creativity run wild, and they give little ones the chance to stay active while having fun. As long as you’re monitoring them to ensure they’re safe, a pool opens the door to endless games, imagination opportunities, and healthy activities. With a pool heat pump, kids can take their pool frolicking into every season.
- A Garden
To children, gardens are magical places where anything can happen. Fairies flitter around, flowers talk and sing, and things they plant turn from nothing into beautiful creations.
You don’t have to own a large yard to enjoy the benefits of a garden. There are plenty of ways to start one in a small area inside the house, like in your child’s playroom. If you’re on the fence about the work involved in starting and keeping a garden going, consider these physical and psychological reasons why the advantages far outweigh the effort and cost:
- When kids garden, all five senses are engaged.
- They learn about healthy eating, nutrition, and the science of botany.
- Fine motor development improves.
- Working together helps bond families together.
- Kids learn responsibility, patience, and other essential character-building skills.
- Giving your child the job of planning the garden (with your help) teaches them how to organize and pick up geometry and spatial skills.
With so many benefits to counteract the one disadvantage of “dirt,” adding a garden inside or outside is a way to add healthy, happy magic to your home.
- A Playground
A visit to the playground in your neighborhood is always a success. Building one in your yard or putting a slide and swing set in your house save you the drive time and stress of loading everyone up for a trip.
- A Library
Books have always been the portal into other worlds, no matter how young or old you are. Teaching your child to love reading and all things literacy sets them up for a successful future where knowledge reigns. This is easily done when you turn a room or small corner into a book nook and library.
- An Art Studio
Creativity unleashes so many skills and gives your children an outlet to release their emotions. Art is one of the top suggestions by psychological experts as a way to relieve and avoid depression. Since you don’t know what the future holds for your little one, teaching them these skills early could be a life-changer.
- A Grocery Store
To kids, a grocery store is a massive place full of excitement, from toys to ice cream and beyond! Why not capitalize on this magical idea and teach them how to shop, plan meals, manage diets, and handle money in their own grocery store?
- A Campground
If you’ve ever been camping, you know that there’s nothing more magical than a night spent under the stars. You don’t have to take your children outside for a camping experience. Now, you can easily find a star projector, glow-in-the-dark planets and stars, and other accessories to create the feel of the vast dark sky. Just add a tent and sleeping bags, and have fun!