My eldest turned 3 over the Summer and I'm reluctant to accept that we have to apply for a school place for him for next September. He's totally ready but I'm not. It doesn't seem like two minutes since we brought him home from hospital.
When I'm designing a room for a pre-schooler and beyond I think it's helpful to include decor with an educational aspect. Learning's easiest when they don't know they're learning right? So with that in mind, I will definitely be including an alphabet print in his new room design. The question is which one... here are a few of my favourites:
The hot contender for Thomas' room is this stunning illustrated animal alphabet A2 print by Wild Hearts Wonder, it is beyond beautiful and my little boy would definitely love this one in his room:
Equally charming is this Asa Holmberg illustrated animal alphabet print, though I should point out this is the Scandinavian alphabet, but it would still be a beautiful print in a kids room, 50cm x 70cm.
This colourful confetti spot print by Wonder & Rah is a great one as it's all in lower case which is the way children start learning letters - and the colours coordinate beautifully with her wider range of prints.
The Snug Studio alphabet print comes in brilliant bold colours and each letter is made up of geometric shapes, reminiscent of children's building blocks. These are available in either mini postcard size, or in large format poster size 50cm x 70cm.
If you prefer something more minimal but still incredibly beautiful then take a look at Ingrid Petrie's alphabet prints available in monochrome or rainbow. And if these look familiar to you, that's because the super talented Ingrid designed my logo for me!
We have these Jam Tart flash cards up in our play room - they have a fabulous animal illustration on one side, and the upper and lower case letters on the reverse. The colours are fab and I've they are really effective all lined up in a row:
And last but not least is this Deuz Alphabet Wall Hanging which would be a beautiful addition to any child's room.
Hopefully you've seen something you like. I'd love to hear if you have included anything educational in your kids rooms...