Environment is such an important part of a child’s development. Foster and soon-to-be adoptive parents, The “H’s”, have created an incredibly bright, cheery and engaging environment for their son’s new home. Project Nursery is delighted to share with you the inspirational details…
“Being foster/adoptive parents is something my husband and I had always wanted to do. There is such a great need for quality foster homes (especially homes willing to accept sibling groups or minority races) that we felt that compelled to help and love some of these special children. “H” came to us as a young baby due to severe physical abuse and has since blossomed into an amazingly happy, loving toddler. We are so excited that we will be able to adopt him and his sister within the next few months!! Fostering him, although at times stressful and heartbreaking, has been an amazing experience that we feel so blessed to have been a part of.” – S.H.
What child wouldn’t thrive within such loving and playful surroundings? While most of us are on the never-ending search for wall art, little H’s mom came up with a brilliant interactive solution. Colorful wall decals spell out “PLAY TIME” in the room’s modern color theme: blue with red, orange and lime green accents. Below it, bins from IKEA were cut, separated and nailed to the wall to create fun stuffed animal toy storage and loads of entertainment for H. A superb idea for not only a nursery but a playroom!
H’s parents created a lively little boy’s room to sustain the active toddler years. Interlocking foam mats are used in place of an area rug to kindly cushion falls. A classic wooden bead maze is lifted off the floor and secured to the wall for play. An area at the bottom of the closet is cleared and filled with pillows , a mirror and wall mounted push lights for quiet time. Together, H and his new family enjoy endless hours of fun in his room!
H’s room is not just a nursery to sleep in but an example of a modern, vibrant and stimulating environment to learn and grow. We greatly appreciate the “H family” for sharing their story and son’s room with us. We wish you all the best and can’t wait to showcase H’s baby sister’s room in the coming weeks!
Posted on January 8, 2010
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