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We’re gearing up for a big move in June and we’re excited about the thought of creating a wonderful backyard for our little ones to enjoy.
The boys have been fortunate enough to tag along during our house hunting experience and they’ve given us their input on where they’d like to live. It’s safe to say that we were able to meet their needs while accommodating our own.
Our new home will have a big yard with enough space for the boys to kick their soccer ball, play basketball and most importantly, explore freely without me behind them making sure they hurt themselves.
With a large covered deck, there’s still room to entertain and stay out of the South Florida sun.
I can’t wait to see their reaction when we bring all their things over to our home and set up their playroom.
In the meantime, we’re drawing up some ideas for the yard. Below are three ways we plan to make our new yard a place for our family can enjoy:
1. Set up play areas.
Our boys love playing with their Little Tikes soccer play set. We use it indoors and outdoors, it’s a great way to keep the kids moving. With the size of our new yard, we’ll be able to set it up close to the gate to play.
Having a variety of balls available for your little ones to play with allows them to keep moving and tire themselves out.
2. Create an outside reading area.
Hammocks are a great place to relax with your kids and pick up a book. You can check out this hammock and stand to add in any corner of your yard.
You can also add an area where you can throw down some pillows and read with the kids.
3. Make space for a garden.
Having a garden in your yard helps the little ones develop a sense of responsibility. Include your children when you plant the seed by asking them what they’d like to grow. Food is always a great idea because it teaches your little ones where food comes from.
How do you plan to make the most of your yard this season?