Given your unique space, consider organizing your room to best fit the needs and traffic patterns of your children.
Ask yourself these questions when designing your space:
- What is the purpose of each space in your room?
- Where will quiet places in my room be? Where will louder activities happen?
Consider putting loud and quiet activity spaces in opposite parts of your room.
- Where will children do projects that make a wet mess? Where are items that need to stay dry located?
- Where will the children walk and move around the room?
Consider making pathways.
- How can I make cozy corners and big open areas for different group sizes?
Consider hanging fabric from the ceiling to define spaces.
- What safety precautions do I need to consider?
Check out these great articles for more ideas:
Designing for Imagination
How the Environment Inspires Curriculum
The Power of Purposeful Environments
Using Containers to Organize
Creating an Environment for Safe Sleep
Aesthetics in the Classroom Setting