As a parent, there’s nothing you want more than to see your kids thrive.
And, when your child is living with a disability, this need is even more present in almost every single thing you do for them. You want to give them the best advantage, to help their development, to know that they really will excel in life, just as they deserve.
It’s all worth it for their beaming smiles, right?
So, if you have a child that’s under the NDIS, we have something special for you. Here’s a how-to guide on creating their dream NDIS playroom/wonderland with a Funsquare kids’ play couch!
(Psst! It’s easier than you think!)
How to create their dream NDIS playroom with a Funsquare kids’ play couch
The thing about a Funsquare kids’ play couch is that the options really are limitless. But not just where it comes to builds, either. There are also endless benefits to a Funsquare kids’ play couch, as well as a wealth of developmental support offered by this handy piece of play furniture.
There’s a reason they’re backed by NDIS funding …
But if you’re aiming to create a playroom for children under the NDIS support, here’s our step-by-step guide on how create an inclusive playroom using a Funsquare kids’ play couch:
Assess the needs of the individual child/children
When it comes to creating their dream NDIS playroom, the first thing you’ll need to do is have a good hard think about the individual needs of your kid. Will it just be them using it? What allowances do you need to make? More so: what’s their favourite colour and what kind of styles/designs will get them most engaged? This will guide the design and ensure that every step of the process keeps the space both accessible and engaging.
Choose an appropriate space
This one is pretty standard, but if your child has mobility aids of any kind, you’ll need to factor this into the space. Also, keep an eye out for good natural light and ventilation and, if you have children with sensory sensitivities? Consider soundproofing solutions - even if it’s just additional carpet or rugs on any hard surfaces.
(Psst! The Funsquare Cloud Mat can help with that … )
Incorporate the Funsquare kids’ play couch
Now’s the fun part - how to use the Funsquare kids’ play couch to create their dream NDIS playroom!
The thing about a Funsquare kids’ play couch is that these versatile pieces can be transformed into various shapes and setups. They’re great for imaginative play, sensory integration, gross motor development, cognitive development and so much more.
And when you’re considering a kids’ play couch in their playroom, there’s a couple things you’ll want to check off your list. Like removable, washable covers for hygiene purposes. An easy to clean nature. Safe and stable materials that are delicate and soft on little ones (and easily manoeuvrable) but still durable enough to withstand all their limit-testing.
Luckily, this kids’ play couch has all of this and more …
It’s so easy to set up in your NDIS playroom too. You’ll need to position it in such a way that encourages interaction, but also allows for personal space. But with the versatility and functionality of this design? It’s simple enough for you to set the play couch up, as is, in a dedicated corner of their playroom and let the magic go from there.
But we know parents have had no trouble coming up with unique builds that leave their little ones wanting more …
Do NOT forget to put safety as a priority!
You’ll need to be sure that you’re using non-toxic, child-safe paints and materials, ensuring all furniture is sturdy and won’t tip easily, and include padded mats or rugs around the area for added safety. (You know what would work well here … the Funsquare Cloud Mat, Funsquare Crash Pad, or Funsquare Chill Pad)
But you’ll also want to make sure that your kids’ play couch is super safe too. Which is a big part of why Funsquare is such a good solution for all hopes. It’s soft on little ones’ skin, safe enough for them to move around, and will provide them a safe place to test their limits. Without you having to compromise on longevity of this piece …
Incorporate sensory elements
You’ve probably checked off everything you need to get started toward their dream NDIS playroom, but if you want to go the extra mile? Incorporate additional sensory elements.
Yes, we’ll be the first to admit that the Funsquare kids’ play couch is already jam-packed with sensory enjoyment for kids. But if you have a child with cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, or any sensorimotor dysfunction that requires additional support?
We recommend considering a bonus Funsquare Crash Pad, Funsquare Chill Pad, or even one of our gorgeous, vibrant Funsquare Cloud Mats. They’re a perfect treatment option, allowing children to gain proprioceptive input through activities such as squishing, jumping and crashing; tactile input through rolling and vestibular input.
They’re perfect for giving your little ones some bonus stimuli.
But if you can’t afford to make this leap (yet)? Something as simple as soft lighting options - like fairy lights or lamps – can create a calming and beneficial atmosphere for kids who need it most.
Outside of our kids’ play couch, how else can you elevate your NDIS playroom?
Sure, we encourage you to grab some extra inclusive toys and activities, but we think you probably already guessed that. But the best way to give them the dream playroom that gives them more ways to develop? Create different zones.
Think about: a reading corner, an art area, a place for building/constructive play and a soft area for relaxing or imaginative play (Psst! A play couch will check off both these last two sections. How space savvy!)
Seek feedback from professionals
Okay yes, we do consider ourselves masters of kids play. But in the case that you’re creating an NDIS playroom, it may be beneficial to consult their occupational therapist or other professionals for recommendations on the best playroom set up for them.
Don’t forget: we consider kids professionals in their own field too! Remember to check in with them about what they’d like!
We know how tough it can be to create a playroom that works for your NDIS child, and doesn’t just offer them developmental benefits, but aids their passion and love for learning. We hope this guide has helped you out!
But if you want to get started toward creating their dream NDIS playroom with a kids’ play couch today? We recommend jumping over to our NDIS Contact Form. It makes it easier than ever for you to claim your Funsquare through NDIS - all you have to do is fill out the form and you’ll receive an invoice within 24 - 48 hours. Easy peasy!
Because we’ve heard so many inspiring stories about how Funsquare play couches have helped children develop and inspire movement and open play …
“Love these! Endless hours of fun for my little ones & such high quality! Can definitely tell that whoever makes these really care about making them perfect!” - Kirsty
And we think it’s high time we make it as accessible as possible through your NDIS funding too!
Psst! We also recommend joining the Funsquare Playroom. It’s a great way for you to get ideas on how other parents and carers are using Funsquare for their NDIS kids, as well as the inside scoop on upcoming deals, products, and more!