July 6, 2015

Creating an Environment for Learning in Your Child’s Bedroom

The right size furniture, lots of light, plenty of storage and a quiet area devoted to learning makes it easy for your boy or girl to settle down comfortably to do homework or just let her imagination roam with a good book.

Children learn best in a supportive environment. You can turn a basic bedroom into an educational one with a few simple tweaks.

Focus on Learning

It is easy for children to be over-stimulated, especially with so many electronics and the multitude of choices they offer. Make it easier for them to concentrate by arranging the furniture effectively.

Reduce clutter and free up space by using bunk beds or loft beds. If your child is very young, consider buying bunk beds with stairs.

Using the principles of Feng Shui can harmonize the many elements of your child’s room into one has a peaceful, centered cohesion. This Eastern art and science aims at balancing the energy in a person’s environment with color and placement.

You can do that by using colors correctly. Blue assists the brain with mental jobs and yellow causes stress. Put your child’s desk in the left corner closest to the entryway as you are looking in. Position the desk so it faces into the room. Don’t place it next to the wall.

Make It Child-Size

Buy a desk and chair that is the right size for your child to sit comfortably. You can find a wide selection of kids furniture for all age levels at Bolton Furniture. Place a lamp on the desk or on the wall so he can reach it easily. Keep it low enough so he can use his computer at eye level.

Children have lots of toys, books, clothes and stuff they pick up throughout the day. It may look like junk to you, but these are treasures when you’re 5 to 15. Give him plenty of shelf space to display his special finds.

Storage beds are a great way to make the most of limited space. The right youth bedroom furniture will keep more space open and free of clutter.

Have a child-size dresser, low clothes rods in his closet and lots of storage containers so he can put things away. This gives his environment an organized feeling, which prevents a sense of overwhelm and encourages focus.

Educational Extras that Are Fun

Wall murals are an affordable, practical way to dress up a wall in your child’s room. How about a world map that takes up the entire wall behind her bed? She can see at a glance the places she is studying.

Add a chalkboard or whiteboard on one wall. These come in a wide range of sizes, small enough to fit above a desk or large enough to take up an entire wall. It stimulates creativity and is a painless way for her to put up graffiti.

Add a bedspread that is a mosaic of the numbers of Pi, great events in history, or a potpourri of difficult words. If she is still learning to tell time, get a talking alarm clock that makes it game.

Boost Confidence

Make your child feel important by consulting her on each addition to her room. When she feels involved and has the power to decorate her own room by herself, she feels more comfortable in it. Take her shopping and let her choose her own furnishings, calendars, posters and other items for the room.

A few simple additions and changes can turn a messy, disorganized bedroom into an educational environment that stimulates your children’s desire to learn and dream.

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