The new fall collection has officially launched at Pottery Barn Kids, and we’re celebrating with a few of our favorite design statements for the season. From bright new colors to a bold new look, design a space your little ones will love with one of these five elements.
1. Add a touch of whimsy. Elevate the room with vintage-inspired lines in stunning gold or soft lavender to give your space new life.
Eliza Isla Bedroom
Gold Table Base
2. Go for it with color. Whether it’s a brightly lacquered desk or a crib with color, get creative with furniture by choosing pieces that stand out.
Parsons Mini Desk
Hailey Desk & Low Hutch
Lyla Writing Desk
Metal Play Chairs
3. Build a foundation with quality essentials. From their first day of school to their very first bed, select classic pieces that are built to last.
My First Schoolhouse Desk
My First Anywhere Chair
My First Nap Mat
My First Backpack & Lunch Bag
4. Get ready for adventure. What’s not to love about exciting design? This season we’re loving natural textures, rich neutrals and rugged details.
Oliver Dino Bedroom
Molecule Complete Lamp
Metal Storage Desk & Hutch
5. Save the day. Your little ones will be ready for crime-fighting with new pieces from our Heroes and Villains Collection.
Keep your summer bouquet looking bright all summer (and beyond!) with these adorable Accordion Paper Flowers from Cakies. Your little ones will love the effect of these folded florals – and you’ll have beautiful pops of color to keep your home looking fresh.
For more great crafting ideas to try this summer, check out Design Studio.
Did you know that this month is National Ice Cream Month? We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate so we’re rounding up a few of our favorite ice cream party ideas that are sure to get your little ones smiling.
Whether you’re preparing for a family trip or their first day of school, make sure you search our new collection of backpacks to find one that’s the perfect fit! From favorite heroes and bright icons to multiple styles and sizes, we have what you need to make gearing up a cinch.
Watch the video above to learn more, or visit your local store to find the perfect fit in person!
Keep your little one’s brain going this summer with a few food tips that make a positive difference. We gathered some advice from Deborah McNelis, M.Ed, Founder of Brain Insights, LLC and award-winning author of The Brain Development Series. These ideas highlight the importance that food plays in how children function, how they feel and how they behave.
“Nutrition is often thought of only in relation to the body,” she says. “But what is good for the body is also good for the brain.”
Providing a good breakfast sets your child up for a good day. Ensure that the first meal includes adequate amounts of protein (omega-3s and complex carbohydrates over sugary foods and beverages). This will contribute to a more content child with a better-functioning brain.
Establish routines for daily meals. Consistency each day provides a sense of predictability for young children. The brain feels more comfortable and safe when it knows what to expect next.
Offer choices. When children are given options, they’re more directly involved in an activity – and this often results in better cooperation. For example, ask if they’d like an apple or orange with their lunch, or if they’d like to drink their milk or finish their sandwich first.
Finally, one of the best things you can do to to keep your own brain happy is to follow these same tips! Eat well, get enough sleep, follow a routine – and also take note of all the great things you did throughout the day. Parenting is not an easy job, but be proud of the positive ways you’re contributing to the healthy brains of your family!
This post was written in collaboration with Deborah McNelis for Happy Family. Nourish your little ones with snacks from Happy Family at our Story Time next week as our Summer Reading Challenge comes to an end. For more details, see our store events page.