This article was written by Courtney Gault, founder of our friends at Greenwich Play. You can learn more about Greenwich Play, here.
As a play space designer and early childhood expert, it’s my job to bring developmentally supportive, functional, and chic materials into my clients’ homes. The end goal is to create an environment in which a child can freely and safely explore their ideas and practice skills they are developing in a purposeful way.
Finding these items isn’t always easy, so when I was introduced to Make It Cute, and subsequently fell madly in love with the chic cardboard playhouse of my dreams, I knew I wanted everyone else to know about them, too.
But Make It Cute isn’t just a thoughtful, intentionally-designed space for a child to conjure up imaginary scenarios. When you assemble the playhouse in under one minute (and you will), it automatically becomes a space where meaningful real-world connections are made, social and communication skills are exercised, and self-regulation is practiced.
I firmly believe that there are simple yet powerful changes we can make to set up developmentally-appropriate play spaces for our children at home. As an exhausted working parent, I also firmly believe that not everyone has the time (or creativity!) to make these spaces come to life, and finding the right materials can be challenging. Make It Cute has made it easy, and we are here for it.
Some more intentionally-designed play items we love:
Washable Play Rug
Play Silk Sets