The Alphabet Poster, love at second sight
Time flies and since our three girls will soon start school, I started thinking about redecorating their room. Yes, again! I've came to a conclusion that a letter or two in the kid's room wouldn't be such a bad idea even before they enter the first grade. In fact it's a known fact that children whose parents encourage them to read from an early age are known to have a richer vocabulary and are an enthusiastic readers?
Subtle yet playful artprint
I got an idea about this the other day when I saw the beautifully illustrated alphabet at the Little Otja family concept store.
I was immediately convinced, although I must admit this wasn't a love at first sight. I've seen this poster in their online shop before but at that time I just wasn't into it. Maybe it's because of the fact that it really comes to life only after you see it the real size and in your home and that the small screens of our mobile phones really don't give this poster the right credit.
The Alphabet poster is designed in calm tones, so it doesn't take too much attention, but it's still playful. It's exactly what I was looking for my girls' room.
Multiple languages, same words
This alphabet poster is a bit different from the other similar posters, which is something I especially like. Unlike the other posters, the illustrations for this poster were not done by Little Otja, but they were entrusted to the renowned illustrator of illustrated children's books Ekaterina Trukhan, while the Little Otja team focused on the content and design of the poster.
The words on the poster were chosen thoughtfully, they start with the same letter in both Slovenian and English languages. You can therefore order it in both languages, and for a greater challenge there is also a bilingual version.
When we talked about it I was told that the choice of words was quite challenging because they did not want include any animal words, only images of everyday objects. Maybe that's why the choice of words is a bit unusual and more interesting ...
Get ready for school
Play and Learn
The number of different words we use with toddlers encourages their vocabulary to expand. The easiest way to learn new words is through a play, therefore on this Alphabet poster you will find many less familiar words. Repeat them with your toddler and talk about their meanings.
Colors that go with everything
Trying to find the best color for a child's room can be a big challenge. The little one should feel good in his room, but the appearance and size of the room must be also taken into account when decorating. Our Alphabet poster is therefore available in various colors that you can easily coordinate it with the rest of your home.
Different colors and sizes
Choose the right frame
The frame makes the poster even better, so choosing the right frame is really important. Choose white picture frames and frames in natural wood colors. They have proven to be versatile enough to work in every room and fit to different styles of furniture in your home.
Brightens up and encourages creativity
Learning with a view
Freshening up your toddler's learning corner with an educational artprint is a quick and effective change that doesn't cost much. A pretty learning corner at home is a great way to help your children exercise their minds and a way to encourage creativity.
Various colors and sizes
The background of the poster comes in three variants: light gray, soft pink or green. And I believe that the right choice can blend in beautifully with the furniture and decoration of any child's room. The alphabet goes really well also with the 123 poster, which was also created with the above-mentioned illustrator.
I decided for a light gray background in the biggest format available (50x70 cm) and I am so happy with my choice. Instead of the usual frame, I decided to try out the oak picture hanger with magnets. They're available also in white and black. I'm really satisfied because it seems that I managed to create such a pleasant, but at the same time slightly school-like atmosphere in one corner of the room, which in addition reminds to my first grade classroom. This made me a little nostalgic and I thought about how we spend time with our children and how it goes by too quickly.
There's one important thing I'd like to point out at the end. When buying artwork for your home you should remember that bigger is definitely better and this poster definitely stands out in a larger size. Bigger illustrations will also be noticed by your little one more easily.
HEY MORNING SUNSHINE
is Katra. An architect, an Instagram blogger with soul, a DIY enthusiast, a stylist, an excellent photographer and a passionate coffee lover. She writes from a little village in the heart of the mountains, where she shares that authentic #slowlife with her husband and three little ladies.
This text was first published at the Hey Morning Sunshine website under a different title. The text on the Little Otja's website has been edited in agreement with the author.