Whether your child is headed back to the classroom or you’ll be setting up for school at home, these fun and useful picks are sure to spark their creativity.


Asweets

Blue top teepee, $110


Serena & Lily

Felted wool wall animal, elephant, $168


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Yates bookcase, $1,949


Rifle Paper Co.

Garden party blush portable power bank, $50


Oomph

Charleston side table in New York blue/ natural raffia, $1,575


Ligne Blanche

Campbell’s Soup candle by Andy Warhol, $68


Sangria Pens

48 real watercolor brush pens, $44


Schoenhut

Pink heart acoustic guitar for kids, $65


Target

Threshold Desk Calendar in Gold $12.99


Martha Stewart + California Closets

The Everyday System desk set, $1,105


6 Ideas for Your Kids’ Work Space

Smart D2 Playrooms: Custom playspace, call for estimate, smartd2playrooms.com

After working together on a project, former teacher Karri Bowen-Poole and designer Denise Davies realized they had a unique set of skills—and combined their expertise to create Smart D2 Playrooms. “It is vital to create a designated space to work or study from home,” says Davies. “Get the kids out of the bedroom if you can!” Key elements include a solid work surface area, closed storage, and some pops of color. A few more of their great ideas:

  1. An inviting area for painting, arts, crafts, puzzles and games.
  2. Floor space for building and playing with blocks, Legos, animals, people and vehicles.
  3. Comfortable, age-appropriate seating.
  4. An area to play pretend, with dress-up clothes, a kitchen set, baby dolls, pretend food and other open-ended toys.
  5. An active zone with either a swing, rope, climbing wall or monkey bars.
  6. A performance area with instruments and/or a stage space.

Story by: Lisa Meipala Kennedy & Anni Unger