It's Back To School Time!

Can you believe that it’s almost time to go back to school? If you’re like us, you might be wondering where the summer has gone! You know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun! Don’t stress by running around crowded stores; shop with us for your child’s back to school essentials!

Kids need a place of their own to study, do their homework, draw, color and more. We love the idea of an activity desk with built in storage or a miniature desk and chair set.artist-activity-desk-set-9 27150_Pinboard_Desk_Chair_RS_ 026

What is better than art that is educational? These pieces will have your little one counting, reciting the alphabet and learning geography in no time!

education-station-peel-stick-applique-10our-world-canvas-wall-art-10Four Peas Backpacks feature kid friendly designs and perfect proportions for little ones. We love the Spacebot School Backpack and the Heart School Backpack!

FourPeas_BackPackIf you are looking for super trendy personalized items for kids, look no further than Dylbug! The Sailing Skipper and Flutterby lunch boxes are adorable in design which makes them a truly unique accessory! (There’s also a fun chalkboard liner, making it easy to write a daily note!)

Dylbug_LunchBoxflutterby-personalized-kids-lunchbox-5Remind the growing boy of your house where his studies may take him. The Large Chalkboard Globe by Jamie Young will motivate him to travel the world! Maybe the high seas will be his route, inspired by the Anchors Aweigh Square Tray by DENY Designs.
TeenGuyMake your teenage daughter feel special with stylish school essentials from Kate Spade. Help her schedule tests and sports practices with the 2015 Black Stripe Agenda and the Emma Pencil Pouch.
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Using Decor to Introduce Other Cultures to Kids!

Rosenberry Rooms owner Susie Fougerousse grew up in Toronto, Canada where most of her friends were from other countries, spoke multiple languages and often traveled with their families. This allowed her to quickly gain an appreciation for other cultures and languages and a love for travel. Her husband, who is from Europe, fully shares this sentiment which is why it’s so important for them to pass this on to their five children, ranging in age from 14 to 1.

When they have the time, they make sure to take advantage and travel as a family to different places where their kids can learn and appreciate other cultures, lifestyles and traditions. When they don’t have time to travel, Susie and her husband make an effort to find small but helpful opportunities to achieve this same approach. Whether it’s through the toys their children play with, the television shows they watch or even the decor in their rooms, this general philosophy is introduced to their children each day. Susie shares with us some of her favorite ideas below and you can find others in her article on SheKnows.com, Fun Ways to Introduce Other Cultures to Your Kids where you will discover that even if you don’t have time to travel, you too can introduce other cultures to your children, no matter their age.

Decorate

Something as simple as putting a map in your child’s room, whether it be through wall art, an interactive rug or a wall-sized mural, can invite your child to ask questions and spark conversations about the different parts of the world and the various animals, cuisines, people, countries, climates and landscapes. Above my son’s bed hangs a map, and we spend most nights before he falls asleep reminiscing about places we have travelled to and discussing the cool places he dreams of visiting. Decorating with geography-themed decor is a great way to inspire imaginations.

Watch

On rainy days or cold nights, utilize this time inside by inviting your children to watch educational programs (that are fun, too). One of my favorites is the Families of the World video series which takes children through a day in the life of a typical family in a number of countries from around the world. It is a delight to see a child’s fascination and joy when watching these videos that allow them to take a peek through the window into another house in a far away place.

Display

Father, artist and renowned interior designer, Aaron Christensen says, “As parents, we love to think of all the places our children will go, but looking back at the places they’ve been can also be a source of room decor fun. Shelves and shadow boxes are a terrific way to display mementos from their personal travels. While traveling, encourage your child to take their own photographs. Using thumb tacks and string, your little traveler can easily and visually notate, on a map, their world travels or the distant locations of family and friends.”

Photo credit: Centsational Girl

These are just a few of the fun and clever ways you can introduce your children to other cultures that allow them to participate and learn to appreciate their world. For more ideas, be sure to check out the full article on SheKnows.com.

Getting Lost In Art

I’ve always felt that instilling children with a love and respect for art is something that needs to happen from an early age if it’s going to have the most effectiveness later in life. To that end, looking at the kinds of art you put on the walls of your home can teach children a lot about their relationship to the art room, and art’s relationship to the human world. For example: if your family has large canvas classic paintings in the living room, that might set the tone of a more formal setting, perhaps one that evokes historic or familial connections.

Just as children need to learn that art has an important role to play in how we view ourselves in history, they must also be shown that art is a living, exciting, vital part of our everyday lives! Help make your son or daughter learn how to relate to art on an everyday level with some of the beautiful pieces available here from Rosenberry Rooms.

You can decorate their rooms with Canvas Reproductions and Framed Art, but you can also help your kids become involved in creating their own art with Wall Stickers and Wall Mural Kits. Wall Murals and Stickers are pieces you can use to decorate the walls of your children’s rooms, and when you’re looking for interactive art experiences you can get your son or daughter involved in creating scenes like Rhino & Friends, the Treetop Clubhouse, or more abstract pieces like the Birch Tree Silhouettes and the Large Silhouette Safari 2. Who’s checking around the edges of the closet door to keep your child safe at night? Why it can only be the Menagerie of Doorhuggers.

For casual wall pieces that add flavor, your daughter might enjoy the sophisticated Limited Edition Enchantment Barbie Art Print, or any of the other pieces in that collection. Younger children might want to check out the bright and cheerful Monkey – I Dropped My Banana Art or the other animals available in that series – all of these feature primary colors with childlike but masterful strokes of the brush.

If you want a colorful appearance but you’re not sure about you and your child’s attention span – or maybe your collective painting ability? In that case, you can depend on Rosenberry Rooms to find the perfect Pre-pasted Wall Murals for the walls of your children’s bed- and playrooms. Featuring cartoon characters like Batman and natural scenes like the Dolphin’s Paradise, these wallpapers are hung in a way similar to wallpaper. They offer the chance of having a custom mural hanging on your wall, without the time or expense of having to paint the scene yourself or hire an expensive artist. You can also choose photo-realistic views of natural features and inspiring cityscapes.

Through using these different kinds of art from Rosenberry Rooms, you can help instill a love of images and colors in your child that will develop and and grow with them.

Jodie

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