In Today's Economy many Daycare provider's are turning to IKEA to create inexpensive "Learning Spaces". IKEA carries several products to equip your home Daycare but today I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite items for your Dramatic Play Space.
1. Play Kitchen: The DUKTIG-play kitchen is the perfect size for those upcoming chefs. It's compact design makes it a perfect size for home childcare spaces.
2. Market Stand: Imagine the things the kids can sell at this SKYLTA Market Stand. This stand offers a perfect place to sell fruits and veggies, tickets to the Movies or Even the Circus!
3. Play Food: IKEA carries a variety of adorable, machine washable, felt food play sets. They offer a Vegetable Set, Shopping Basket Set, Fruit Basket Set, and Cupcake Stand.
4. Pretend Table & Chair Set: This LÄTT Table and Chair set is a steal for $24.99. It's Perfect for Tea Parties or to serve restaurant guests.
5. Play Cash Register: This sturdy Register is solar powered and comes with play money/credit cards as well.
6. Dolls: IKEA's LEKKAMRAT series has all your Doll needs covered (best of all no assembly required).
7. Tools: Finally for that budding builder, IKEA has them covered too with with their DUKTIG-Tools.
8. Doll Bed: You can put those Dolls to sleep in this adorable DUKTIG Doll Bed.
Do you have IKEA products in your Dramatic Play Space?
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There have been so many fabulous mud kitchens shared in our Daycare Spaces and Ideas Community Facebook group over the last few years.
Mud kitchens provide Children the opportunity to explore nature through dramatic play. They provide children with sensory experiences, opportunities to cooperate with others, as well as many new ways to explore language.
Mud kitchens can be made from a variety of recycled materials, and can be as elaborate or as simple as you want. Don't pass up the opportunity to stock them with real cooking utensils, pots, and pans.
In addition to mud, you can also include other loose parts for "Ingredients" such as: Twigs, Flowers, Rocks, Seeds and cut wood slices.
I hope you enjoy this collection of Outdoor Kitchens from our group, as well as inspiration from around the web. Be sure to click on the links to be re-directed to the source for additional information and directions. Happy Cooking (with mud)!
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