Watch how we helped the whole of the Lim family change the way they host dinners for their friends and family. And particularly how they got the kids much more involved.
There’s no rulebook about spending time together. It’s not restricted to a certain room or to following a set schedule. The best moments come unplanned when everybody’s together but not doing anything special.
Being together today
Across the world today, families are constantly evolving. The ‘traditional’ model of two parents is decreasing as different constellations of families like single parents, re-established two parents, communities and multi-generations become more commonplace. No matter their make-up, families today face the same stressors like smaller living spaces, less time at home and increased use of technology.
of children aged 7-12 surveyed would rather play with their parents than watch television; more than 38%would like their parents to play more with them.
of parents agree that ‘I am very concerned about keeping my children safe and feel I have to be overprotective of them in this world’.
47%
In 2010, IKEA conducted one of the largest studies ever on family life, child development and the importance of play. The study resulted in ‘The Play Report’, our findings from the survey fieldwork carried out in 25 countries. Here are few key points we learned about how today’s families feel about life and what challenges they face.
9%
Only 9% of children agree that ‘when I play I always have to play with toys’.
Time to bring the family together. At IKEA, we believe that home time is happy time, where laughter and smiles are worth their weight in gold, and don't have to cost a fortune. All it takes is a little imagination.
Think like a childLet children help
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If you could do with some help bringing your family together, maybe some of the solutions we used for the Lims might work for you too.
Think like a child. It may not have a swing set or slide, but home is a child’s main playground. Try seeing your world through their eyes to make home a place that encourages creativity, imagination and play.
Let children help. Learning by doing is an important part of growing up, even if it can be messy. Make it easier for children to help with activities such as setting the table for dinner just by having things at home in their size and height.
Make room for moments
  Start their creativity with our range of role play toysFind the perfect dining set for moments
Best moments come unplanned
Best moments come unplanned
Do nothing - together. There’s no rulebook about spending time together. It’s not restricted to a certain room or to following a set schedule. Sometimes the best moments come unplanned when everybody’s together but not doing anything special. Make space to just hang out together like pillow-filled corners, big sofas and long tables.
Browse our range of cushions for comfort when doing nothing togetherBJURSTA
BJURSTA
Extendable table, oak veneer
€200
RÅSKOG kitchen trolley
RÅSKOG
Kitchen trolley, turquoise
€60
SOCKERKAKA Baking cup
SOCKERKAKA
Baking cup, assorted colours
€3.50
BEKVÄM
BEKVÄM
Step stool, white
€16
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the family together
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