If you are like most parents who are trying to teach your children how to be self-sufficient in the bathroom and still have an enjoyable learning experience, it’s not always as easy as it looks. One way to help kids help themselves is by decorating your kids’ bathroom with fun and colorful accents while still providing functional organization so they can find things easily and quickly. While we are always thinking about the adult bathrooms, here are a few tips to help ensure your children enjoy and learn in theirs.
- Make learning fun: Even though your children are getting ready for the day, or going to bed, doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun at the same time. Bring in color and fun shapes and themes into your child’s bathroom. Decorative decals can be used on walls that don’t get excessive moisture, or choose to paint playful animals, flowers, initials, and other child themes throughout their bathroom. Coordinate shower curtains, window treatments, and bath linens to carry the theme throughout the space. You will be surprised at how your children will love learning to bathe and get dressed in a bathroom that they enjoy.
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- Provide playful functionality: In bathrooms, safety is always a concern. In your child’s bathroom, consider adding colorful footstools to help children reach the sink and adding hooks for hanging bathrobes and towels. Ensure organizational features such as shelving, baskets, and plastic bins are at arm’s reach for little hands. While upper organization is important to parents for keeping little ones away from harmful cleaners and toiletries, lower cabinets can hold bath toys, and extra bath linens. Display toilet paper, towels, and children’s play toys in fun character or themed baskets. If your child’s room is adjacent to their bathroom, consider bringing in similar colors and themed images to make your child feel right at home.
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The bathroom doesn’t have to be a place for only utilitarian uses. In fact, the bathroom can help children learn to bathe themselves, get dressed, clean up and organize! Use these helpful tips to ensure your kids have a fun and functional bathroom and still get the job done.
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