Preparing a creative learning space for your kids at home
A creative and dedicated learning space can do wonders for your kid’s growth. Kids do spend most of the time at their homes and a lot of their habits are built around what they are facing every day. Kids learn from everything around them and the environment in which the kid lives can be a vital ingredient too. With the modern world beginning to offer distance education to the kids as well, the parents find themselves with a few more responsibilities to deliver. You need to develop a space that is comfortable, engaging, productive, and creative, all at the same time. That is some task to accomplish. It is worth giving every effort and time of yours to it as it would give the perfect platform for your child to grow and create a solid base for their future learnings. You would not need to work so hard when the kid has aged enough but it is important when they are infants, as infants play and learn from everything around them. The offerings of the various objects around a kid get into the personality and behavior of a kid. This is the reason why preschools try to surround kids with learning and innovative equipment as much as possible.
Include the following traits in your home to make it a creative learning space for your kid
Select space as per your child’s preference
Infants don’t speak but do convey messages through expressions and emotions. You must have noticed a space that is loved by your kid at your home from infancy. A place where he/she is relieved whenever crying. You should select the space which is loved by your kid, directly or indirectly. It would be suitable for your kid’s mental well-being and would help in getting a better flow of learning. If they prefer silence. Give them a space that has no background noise. Similarly, if they love a space from where they can see you, give them a space near to your kitchen or the living room. On the other hand, if you think that the kid would study in a place selected by you, then it would be an added pressure. It would be difficult for the toddler to adjust to the pressure only. This is the reason why preschools create spaces that are loved by kids.
Never make it too comfortable
Parents would want to provide as much comfort as possible to their kids. But when it comes to learning you can’t just go for comfort, you need to make it a blend of comfort and a stern attitude. If you’ll make it too comfortable, the kids would go easy and sleep rather than doing some hard work. Make a corner, arrange a chair and a desk, don’t use beds for the space, and teach kids to sit erect while reading or when being in any activity.
Allow natural lighting if possible
Having adequate lighting in the space is a mandatory choice but try to set up a space where there’s space for natural lighting. It offers a lot of positivity to the kid and natural air would be beneficial too. The freshness in the morning and evening should be utilized to the best effect. These are the responsibilities that parents need to bear as the kids would not be aware of the fact that what is best suited for them, or even they would not know what they like. Nursery schools do that job easily. Parents are dependent on such schools for getting ideas of creating a learning space.
Arrange all the essentials in one place
Having fun is okay, but make sure when your child is engaged in serious learning activities then there are no distractions. Arrange all the supplies like stationary, notebooks, all types of equipment so that there’s no break. Because once the flow breaks it is hard to engage the kid again in the same manner. Also, try to use that place only for learning as once you do several activities at the same place they will not have the same vibe from that space. If that space would only be used for learning, then automatically the kid would develop a sense of concentration whenever he/she enters that space. The preschools have different spaces for different activities to develop that concentration in children.