How is a child’s growth affected by the arrangement of a room?

Not only for adults but also for children, their own four walls are an essential place for relaxation and well-being. A good indoor climate, age-appropriate furniture and play areas, and a safe environment are significant for children’s healthy and age-appropriate development. Having your own space is very important for everyone. Healthy growing up can be achieved by starting small and furnishing your child’s room with everything they need. Here, it is essential not only to install built-in wardrobes for storing toys but also to pay attention to small details. In this article, we will analyze in detail how to make a personal space for the child correctly and efficiently. 

 


How is a child's growth affected by the arrangement of a room?

The components of a perfect room for a child

The most important thing for the room climate is the materials of the children’s room objects. Depending on their surface area, they can also release more pollutants into the indoor air. Therefore, when it comes to primers, wallpaper, wall paints, varnishes, mattresses, furniture, and especially carpets and laminate flooring, care should be taken to ensure that they are of proper quality and have low pollutant content. What else is there to look out for?

  • Carpets made of natural fibers such as wool have a very positive effect on the indoor climate: they do not emit pollutants like synthetic floors, have an anti-static effect, and bind fine dust from the air. Studies also show that they break down formaldehyde from the indoor air as a catalyst. Contrary to popular belief, due to the natural wool fat, they are dirt-repellent and straightforward to care for.
  • On the walls, wood chip wallpaper has a good effect on the room’s microclimate as it regulates humidity very well. Never use PVC wallpaper as it is not air permeable (danger of mold growth) and contains a lot of plasticizers (released into the room air). If you don’t like wood chips for design reasons, there is a wide range of fine open-cell plasters for interior use.

When furnishing a nursery room for a young child, consider their safety. There are unique stops that hide sharp corners where the child can be injured. Also, use a humidifier and air ionizer, which will help achieve the proper room humidity. 

Play area for the baby

Children need opportunities for privacy. Like adults, they can rest, relax, and think about something. Psychologically, breaks and rest periods are significant for brain development, performance, and creativity. For these rest periods, retreat options such as caves or soft boxes can be creatively made out of wood or, in the simplest case, just a large cardboard box. With a rich imagination, children can also use different playhouses versatilely. For example, sometimes it’s a grocery store, sometimes a theater stage with a curtain, and sometimes an enchanted castle.

A chalkboard, pinboard, whiteboard, or wall easel will find its place on the wall in almost every child’s room. A built-in roll of paper offers (nearly) limitless creative possibilities; body outlines can also be drawn while lying on the floor. These offerings are enticing and essential for a child’s development. Therefore, give this stage critical attention. Children develop through exploring details and the space around them. Creativity and the opportunity to express their desires are essential to mental health development.

Different height levels are very conducive to the sensorimotor development of young children. The playground can be created with platforms and steps made of wood or foam pieces of different thicknesses. Children train their coordination and sense of balance by climbing and moving to varying heights on possibly flexible surfaces (Styrofoam). They can also have other points of view. Linking and controlling all simultaneous sensory impressions in the brain dramatically accelerates your child’s cognitive development.

Inventory for storing things in the children’s room

Shelves, drawers, baskets, garbage cans, boxes – you can only have a few of them! Books, figurines, soft toys, dolls, drawing materials, wooden toys: all small and large things need to be stored according to the child’s age. The correct storage space should not overwhelm or clutter the room – there are great baskets, boxes, or drawers that are practical and very decorative. This kind of thing can not only be stored but also beautifully decorated.

Decorative baskets can be used. They hold a lot of toys. Another option is to use drawers under the bed. They can be custom-built and divided into several parts. One part can be used for bedding, and the other for storing toys. This option is suitable for those who want to save space. 

Children need enough space to play and run around and a place where they can have some privacy. Show your imagination to create a perfect space for your child, which will not only give a lot of positive emotions but will also correspond to its proper psycho-emotional development and help recognize the world better. 

 

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