I hopped on the bandwagon with wanting a chalkboad wall. I knew she would love it and when we do start doing preschool like activities in the fall I can use the chalkboard as a teaching tool too. Makes this former teacher giddy with excitement. I picked up a can of chalkboard paint at Lowe's one day a few weeks ago and got down on my hands and knees during nap time to do the first coat. It went on easy, thankfully, as I have very little patience when it comes to painting.
I read online that most people did two coats, so that's what I did too. Of course I had to wait until the next day to do coat number 2. It looked great, so I followed the rest of the suggestions I read online, which were to wait three days for the paint to cure, and then roll a piece of white chalk over the entire surface and erase.
Viola! We now have our very own chalkboard wall.
The next thing I wanted to do was get Miss A her very own table and chair set. I've been looking around for months and kept going back to this one from Ikea. There's definitely a reason why so many people have it; it's a great size, price, and so cute! We don't have any Ikea near us so I ordered it from Amazon with some of the birthday money Miss A got.
I put it together when it arrived with her watching me the whole time and "helping" by handing me each wooden peg and screw. Don't worry, she's passed the stage of putting things in her mouth. :) When it was done we immediately sat down to color, an activity we've done everyday since.
I still have more plans for this little corner- perhaps baskets, or buckets attached to the wall to hold crayons, flash cards, books, and other teaching tools. I can't seem to figure out what will work best as the only wall we have left is very small and won't hold much. Maybe a preschool basket or bin?
In the mean time we're enjoying this little space as I collect items and ideas. If you've started preschool or know of any good resources, please share!