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Former Teachers Design Custom Playrooms to Inspire Purposeful Play

grOH! Playrooms aims to create the play spaces of families' dreams. Here's what they said they're looking to achieve

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Two former teachers now design whimsical rooms that inspire children's playtime.

grOH! Playrooms was founded by Jodi Arellano and Anne Gillyard. Their creations are meant to encourage play, spark imagination and build problem-solving skills. They include features such as toy shelves, eye-catching colors and playhouses.

Here's a look:

Photos: Former Teachers Design Whimsical Playrooms

“grOH! was really born because we saw this gap between kids who play and have an environment, not just an environment that invites that play, but the social-emotional environment that comes with play,” Gillyard said.

A recent design includes a rock-climbing wall, a stage with curtains, a fun floral mural and a book display. The playroom is kid-approved, and the kids of the house said they wanted to spend the whole day there.

grOH! Playrooms are getting local and national attention. To see more unique and colorful spaces, you can follow them on Instagram @grohplayrooms.

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