If you have a toddler just about to enter preschool or kindergarten on your hands, there are many things to account for in a child’s development. Among these considerations, your child’s cognitive development might be one of them. To set your child ahead for school and help cultivate a love of learning in them, setting up a learning corner at home could encourage them to stretch their minds. Hence, here are a few tips you could use to create a conducive learning environment for your child.
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(photo from Pinterest) Aside from the general principle of keeping things neat and tidy for one’s own sake, children have been found to function best in uncluttered environments. Thus, try not to clutter the room with too many toys or books smattered all over the room as it will distract them. Instead, find compartments and furniture that will help with organising the room and your toddler is sure to have an orderly yet stimulating environment to learn in!
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(photo from Pinterest) For your child to thrive while learning and through play, it is necessary to ensure their comfort. One easy way to do this is to make sure that all important furniture in the rooms are child-friendly in terms of height and function. Install lower-set cubby holes and compartments in place of tall cupboards so your children can easily access learning materials. Ask your child if their table and chairs are at a comfortable height for them to partake in learning activities and recreation. Through this, your child should be able to concentrate better without having to resort to tedious means to access books or toys.
(photo from New Straits Times) Lastly, remember to keep your child’s learning environment well-lit and well-ventilated. Bright, natural light not only facilitates participation in activities, but prevents them from developing short sightedness. A well-ventilated room with child-safe windows will keep stale air out and provide your child with fresh air and a fresh mind for cognitive activities. Furthermore, this prevents them from catching any illnesses that might result from accumulation of stale air and germs.