Kid Hang Out

Comfy and Cozy RetrKid's play tent with purple floor and orange walls with pinkeat

  • What: Kid Hang Out
  • When: 2 years and up
  • Why: Give kids individual space
  • Where: At home

Have you been stuck at home with your kids for months on end? Looking for a way to get siblings who share a room some space of their own? Let kids set up their own hang out.

All you need to create a space just for them is some sort of shelter, a few pillows and blankets, and a pile of books. Voila! They’ve got a cozy spot to curl up away from other members of the household and get some much needed downtime.

This space looks so inviting I’m tempting to crawl in there for a bit.

We used our play tent to set up my son’s space, though almost anything will work. A sheet over two chairs can create a fort, or you can clip a curtain to other furniture to create a little covered space. Even a cardboard box can work wonders to give kids a hideout. Once you have the shelter in place, add the cozy elements. Soft textiles work well for snuggling up with a book or relaxing with some favorite stuffed animals or other toys.

My son spending time in his personal space in the middle of our living room.

Spots like this one make great places for a little quiet time or a place to call their own. If older siblings need to complete schoolwork or you need to get your job done, kids have a place to retreat and be out of the way. Add new books or activities to keep kids returning. And if you want to go all out, let them in on the fun of decorating by choosing their accessories.

No matter how you set it up, everyone can benefit from a little more space to call their own these days. Help your child create a cozy comfort nook that they can use anytime.

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