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If you want to learn, don’t forget to play

Children’s ability to learn has a lot to do with taking breaks from learning. Activating the body and mind through play helps to make sessions of concentration more effective. Why not make room for both in your child’s room?

A boy standing on a stool tends to a SKÅDIS pegboard combination hung over a white PÅHL desk in a green and blue room.
A boy standing on a stool tends to a SKÅDIS pegboard combination hung over a white PÅHL desk in a green and blue room.

Take a break, build a city

With MÅLA cardboard town templates, your child can create a house (or a whole cityscape) from scratch, each step with its own challenge and reward.

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A boy on a stool colours a paper house, resting in his lap and folded from a MÅLA cardboard-town template.
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There’s a desk for every age

Just as learning changes over time, so do learning bodies. IKEA has a study-space size for every child (as well as ergonomic complements, like a handy footrest) to make homework sessions not just endurable, but enjoyable.

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A boy on an ÖRFJÄLL children’s desk chair at a white PÅHL desk, beneath a white SKÅDIS pegboard combination on a green wall.
A pair of children’s feet resting on a blue and grey ÖVNING multifunctional ergonomic footrest.
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Study and play on every level

Spreading activities to different parts of a room – reading in bed, toy houses on a cabinet, brick sets on the floor – can be a good way to include movement and variation for your child. (And perhaps a tidying-up session every now and then, for good measure.)

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A boy lies next to a BYGGLEK LEGO mixed-colour brick set scattered on the floor of a green room.
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Put play projects on display

Some enterprises – like creating a town all by yourself – require more effort than others. A good idea can be to make them part of the room’s overall design and decoration. That way, they can be returned to, added to, and admired over time.

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A boy sits on a stool, playing with a BYGGLEK LEGO brick set placed on a white SMÅSTAD cabinet-and-wardrobe combination.
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A bed with benefits

Besides being the snuggliest place in the home, a bed is an ideal spot for storage. Spacious, wide boxes underneath, pockets for accessible necessities on the side, and you’ve just cleared the room of a heap of clutter.

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A boy plays with a paper plane while perched atop an unmade, white SLÄKT bed frame with SLÄKT storage boxes beneath.
The foot end of a white bed is fitted with a blue MÖJLIGHET bed pocket. The bed stands by a blue wall.
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Pegboards – order and fun in one

Pegboards are a perfect way to organize things that you want visible, accessible and don’t mind showing off. If this describes your child’s every last toy, it can be a good idea to complement with a wardrobe (for the things that at least you want out of sight).

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A corner of a bright-green room with a white SKÅDIS pegboard on the wall. A white KRUX lamp stands on a white wardrobe below.
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