Moving to a new town, a new city, a new state, or even a new country can be very difficult for a family. Parents may have an easier time, but for the kids, it’s always going to be harder. Young children have a difficult time adapting to a brand new settings because they have to go to a new school, make new friends, and learn a new neighborhood. To make a move easier for your children, do something for them to ease the transition: build them a playroom in your new home. As they try to adapt to their new life, at least they’ll have a place where they can relax, have fun, and not worry about the troubles of moving to a new location.

Let’s talk about seating

For an adult, a nice couch could get the job done. For kids, a plain couch would suffice. But why settle for plain? There are so many fun choices for your kids to sit on and it's something that can really add to the personality of the room. There are chairs shaped like animals, bean bag chairs, miniature La-Z-Boys, and a plethora of other options. Items like these will have your kids really feeling that it's their room.

Let’s talk about TVs

What kid doesn't like TV? None! So make sure you have one in your children’s playroom. The truth of the matter is, a TV is a TV. Whether you buy a 60 inch plasma or a 27 inch projection TV, your kids will probably be happy as long as you have a TV in the room. If you want to get funky, then there is one other option: Hannspree, the creators of amazing creative TVs. They offer many different designs such as TVs shaped like a basketball, an apple, a fire engine, the Bat signal, Bugs Bunny, a flower, and so many more. Even though your kids will still be watching the same things, they’ll be doing it in style.

Let’s talk about entertainment

So you took care of the seats, you took care of the TV, now it's time to take care of the really fun stuff. Every playroom needs some fun games. The hard part about this is that different aged children will like different games. Here’s how you should do it:

3-5 years old: At this age there are several options to consider, but don’t think the list ends here. This is just brushing the surface:

  • Large stuffed animals
  • Wagons
  • Building blocks
  • Magnetic toys
  • Figurines and action figures
  • Toy cars and trucks
  • Inflatable toys
  • Dolls
  • Train set

6-8: At this age you children are looking for something a little more sophisticated, especially the boys:

  • Mini basketball hoop
  • Small bike
  • Spring horse
  • Action figures
  • Robotic toys
  • Mini piano
  • Video games

9-12: At this age you children don’t play with toys as much as they used to. Here’s an idea of some things they might be interested in:

  • Jr. drum set
  • Air hockey/pool table/foosball table in one
  • Pogo stick
  • Video games
  • Computer
  • Mini pinball machine

After 12, your kids probably won’t be interested in a playroom anymore. Instead, they’re out playing sports, hanging out with their friends, or watching TV. So let’s just cap off the playroom at age 12.

It looks like your set to create a great place for your kids to unwind and have a good time. This playroom will help them settle in to their new home and their new neighborhood.