Is anyone else out there dreading (probably too strong a word) Christmas Day? Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but I know that by Christmas day night I won’t be able to move in my house for all the exciting new toys my two young children will have received from our very generous family and friends. By Boxing Day we’ll be desperately searching for new homes for everything in an already overcrowded house.
I received an order from a lady yesterday with much the same feeling who has suggested (rather firmly) to her parents a limit of 1 toy per child… and if they want to give more, to maybe find an alternative to toys! I have to agree with her and I’m trying the same approach with mine.
So the question is, what is a good alternative to toys? This year instead of cluttering, try brightening your child’s bedroom, add some creativity and points of interest. There’s a great and varied selection of nursery decoration available today, something very lacking four years ago when my daughter was born.
1 – Noah’s Ark Personalised Canvas. This classic tale brought to life in this delightful personalised canvas, available.
2 – Animal Alphabet Fine Art Print A vibrant and fun introduction to the alphabet for young children.
3 – Large Picture Pockets – a brilliant way to display your photos and keep them away from sticky fingers.
4 – Jungle Wall hanging – This colourful wall hanging uses bright materials and textures to stimulate young children, the animals make great finger puppets too!
5 – Trousselier Magic Lantern – Wonderful lantern with jungle theme which rotates gently when switched on and projects the image onto your child’s walls.
6 – Paint A Wooden Sculpture – A must for the creative child.. great fun to make and paint and brightens up any bedroom.
7- Tidy Books Alphabet Bookcase – Displays the books cover forward, making it easier for your child to choose his or her favourite… brilliant!
8 – Bubbles Wall Stickers – A quick and easy way to add interest and colour to a bedroom wall or wardrobe and create your own patterns and designs.
9 – Flowing Rhythm Rainbow – A classic mobile which undulates in a breeze and creates a wave of colour.
10 – Ella Fantastic Cushion -Cute cotton elephant cushion with flappy ears and trunk… a perfect nursery companion.
Did you know…?
Research gives evidence that everyone has creative abilities. The more training and stimulation you receive and the more diverse the training,the greater is your potential for creative output. Can you believe that the average adult thinks of 3-6 alternatives for any given situation and the average child thinks of 60?
-Guest Blogger: Damian E. from artadventure.co.uk