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Children's Waiting Rooms So Many Ideas, So Little Space - Part One

Alycia Shapiro

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It's no surprise that the doctor's or dentist's office can be a nerve-wracking trip for many children and the waiting room is often the most distressing area of all. A child's imagination can prove to be a huge barrier to a pleasant visit. However, with a few simple elements, imagination can also make the time fly. That's why it is so important to create a relaxing and engaging space when designing your waiting area. This series of articles is designed to inform you of all the products that can help to transform your waiting room into a fun, interactive and educational space.

Space or lack there of, is certainly an issue for many waiting rooms. However there are some simple solutions that will allow you to fill the room with engrossing activities without crowding the floor. Wall panels and activity tables will provide hours of fun and require little clean up at the end of the day. This also allows for increased flow of activity without any “traffic jams. " Not only can you include more of these in the office, but multiple children will be able to use them at once.

Activity cubes, are a great way to use your precious floor space to the fullest. With a total of five possible activities this type of waiting room toy can easily entertain four children at once and often more. Another bonus to the cube is that each panel contains an educational activity that will help expand the child's mind as he or she plays. Whether it is a bead maze that helps concentration and motor skills or a game that helps with tactile learning, activity cubes are sure to be a winner among the kids. Our favorites in this area are the circle of fun table by Anatex and the Happy Trails Sand Table by educo.

If floor space is simply not an option for your waiting room, why not try wall panels? Wall panels take up little space and provide decoration and entertainment all in one. These panels infuse any space with bright and friendly colors and often feature themes that are sure to spark the imagination of your patients. You can also be sure that these panels contain educational activities from mazes to fun mirrors there are a vast array of options that will satisfy both parent and child. Favorites in this area include the Outer Space Wall Panel and the Hands on Wall Toy.

Space doesn't have to be the deciding factor in creating a relaxing waiting room. With these options your waiting room can make a child's visit a pleasant one.

SensoryEdge is a leading provided of Waiting Room Toys and furniture. From Wall Toys, Activity cubes to Play Tables, we have put tens of thousands of smiles on kids across America as they play with educational and fun toys from trusted brands like Anatex and Playscapes.


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