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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 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 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 organise 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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