6. Make room for active play.Especially if you live in an urban area or are lacking outdoor play space, it's important to incorporate some playground elements into your home — space permitting, of course.If you have the room, by all means go ahead and devote an entire room to active play. But if not, here are a few tips to make the most of the space you do have. When your kids really need to use up some energy, they can be lifesavers.• Consider investing in a foldable gymnastics mat and tunnel. They can be stored flat in a closet
or under a bed, and brought out on rainy days.If your child's room is too small for extra equipment, why not hang a swing in the living room? It would be a conversation starter when visitors drop by, and the kids are sure to love it. Just be sure to take precautions to install it safely.If you have a long hallway, let your child use it as a "road" for a ride-on-top vehicle or scooter.