I love the idea of creating a life-like mailroom for my kids. A Mailroom or Post Office is unique in that it combines pretend play with learning to read and write. I haven’t made a mail room in our house yet, so I thought that I would create a wish list of what I would like to use in the future in our house and/or classroom.
First, I thought that I would share some of what I look for in setting up a make-believe environment:
- I have to be cheap. I, personally, need to be able to cheaply purchase or create the environment. That being said, this is a wish list so I may feature items out of my price range to ask for Christmas or to replicate in my own way.
- My space is a bit limited. Therefore, I would like the environment to be somewhat portable. I would like the option of packing it up and storing it away or taking it to the classroom.
- Also, I have a very high tolerance for messes, however, I would like the environment to be easy to tidy up, if needed.
- I have included some more of my ideas and a bit of research on an earlier post here