Tips for organizing your child’s room
Organizing the environment in which your child lives will help him to develop his autonomy and find his bearings. Here are a few keys to help you better organize your child’s room and enhance his/her development.
Our first piece of advice concerns the furniture in your child’s room. In order to give your child a total access to the toys, the environment must be adapted to his size and needs. Be sure to put as many objects as possible at the height of the child.
We also recommend elements with neutral colors and not too bright to avoid over-stimulation of the child.
If the spaces are clearly distinct, the easier it will be for your child to differentiate them. For example:
A sleeping area
Positioning the bed / mattress on the floor allows the child to express his needs.
The child can go to bed on his own when he is tired and in turn becomes more independent by not waiting on the adult put him to bed.
Placing the bed on a carpet helps the child identify the sleeping area and will also cushion in case he rolls off the bed.
A play area
In this area, a carpet can also help to identify the space. It is recommended to choose a small number of toys in order to stimulate your child’s creativity and imagination. A small quantity of toys also enhances independence and organizational skills. Replace the toys when your child no longer has an interest in the toys available to him.
Positioning a series of storage boxes can help your child select toys according to his needs. Your child may also enjoy emptying and filling the boxes.
A reading area
We can’t end this article without mentioning the reading area! Through reading, your child develops his senses, his fine motor skills (when the child manipulates the book) and the interaction with adults. Moreover, reading contributes to the development of language and vocabulary while encouraging imagination and creativity. Presentation is key: it is better to position the books face up so that your child can easily select the book he wants.
If you think there is not enough space in your child’s room: be creative! Instead of big pieces of furniture, use shelving, sensory baskets for discovery and mirrors. The possibilities are endless.
Such spaces can also be created elsewhere in the house if you prefer to only associate the child’s room to the sleeping area.
By clearly identify these areas, the child will be reassured.