3 years & up. Inspired by contemporary armoires and wardrobes, this solid birch and white-laminated storage solution takes a child-friendly approach to organization. This Armoire solves the problem facing many dress-up storage pieces: mess and disorganization. Hang dramatic-play costumes and accessories in the left interior compartment, and keep shoes and other dress-up props in the cubbies and additional overhead storage space. Interior plastic hooks and a wood peg strip with five pegs offer space for hanging costumes and accessories. The versatile cubbies below the door also fit rectangular storage baskets. Each door features inset acrylic mirrors on the inside, so children can explore their creativity and admire their costumes. A solid birch apron and feet reinforce this unit's sturdy base. With this much storage space, children can easily access costumes and craft their own stories through authentically inspired dramatic play. Measures 40"H x 30"W x 17"D. Ships Fully Assembled. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Baskets (item #31875) are sold separately.
Due to the nature of the wood used, variations in color and grain are to be expected. Naturally occurring variations in wood like color, grain, pinholes, and knots are not considered defects.
Sense of Place, created by author, speaker, and early childhood educator Dr. Sandra Duncan, builds upon the belief in the importance of young children's environments. Woven throughout this collection are four essential beliefs that serve as a foundation for this spirited collection:
With over 45 years of experience and a doctorate in education, Dr. Sandra Duncan has a wide and varied background in early care and education. She has extensive experience in working with young children and parents, teaching at the university level (doctorate students and early childhood students), designing and writing professional development programs for practitioners, and authoring several teacher resource books including her latest effort with Jody Martin and Sally Haughey, Through a Child’s Eyes.
Now, Dr. Duncan is bringing her years of theory and best practices to the early childhood classroom in the form of the Sense of Place furniture collection - an exclusive to the Kaplan portolfio of furniture offerings. With its modern aesthetics, many authentic and true-to-real-life details, and considerations for what the youngest of children need to thrive best in their first learning environments, the Sense of Place collection provides ECE educators a beautiful backdrop to creating the most meaningful and lasting of learning experiences in early education classrooms for years to come.
“The classroom is powerful. Its space has the capacity to regulate children’s behaviors either positively or negatively... The types of materials in the classroom, including the furniture, and the way they are arranged influence how children act, react, learn and grow.”
—Sandra Duncan, EdD, Jody Martin and Sally Haughey, Through a Child’s Eyes
Use mild soap and water on a damp cloth. Do not use window-cleaners or abrasive products as they may damage the finish and will invalidate your warranty. For clear and translucent panels, use a mild solution of vinegar and water.