Friday, 28 September 2018

Creating an Educational Bedroom for Your Children

You might think that a baby doesn’t really need a creative and inspirational bedroom. You’d be wrong though! Smaller babies up to 6 months old are better off sleeping in the same room as their parents, but perhaps after that, you’d like to move your little dumpling into their own place and reclaim your space back. Investing in a luxury nursery furniture set will take care of all of the initial decor, then the colours and theme can come into to play as they grow.

The early years, sounds we hear, colours we learn to recognise and the experiences we have form much of what we know about the world. Ensuring that your baby’s nursery is safe and educational is a must. So, how can we create a creative space for our children?

Children's Bedroom

Colour

While young babies see in black and white, and not all that well, it isn’t long before they can see the rainbow just like everyone else. Think about a theme that you (and they) might like. Invest in a few bright wall murals. Perhaps some patchwork blankets, and depending on the age of your child a nice duvet set.

Books

It is never too early to introduce books. You can purchase them second hand or new, whichever you like. Soft material books with recognisable animals like dogs, cats and ducks with textured patches and noisy bits are great for their gross and fine motor skills. You can even get books that can be used in the bath too. Introducing your little ones to words, shapes and even numbers this early lays a great foundation when the time for nursery rolls around. You might want to invest in some fabulous educational toys too.

Cosy

When we feel safe, we relax. Who doesn’t love the sound of a relaxed baby cooing in their cot? When your child is cosy and chilling out in their bed, they can look around the room and soak in their surroundings. Placing some of their favourite characters on shelves around the space, encourage them to use those core muscles and the neck muscles.

Celebrate

We all like to have our achievements on display. When your little ones big enough to start creating pieces of ‘art’ rather than just tuck it away in a draw, start framing them and put them on display around the room. As your child grows, and joins teams and earns medals and certificates, you can swap artwork from their younger years and add in the bigger stuff.

Positive Reinforcement

Rather than making the bedroom into a place where they go when punished, turn it into a sanctuary. Have a list of your positive sayings on the door of the room. Read them together at night, and eventually when your child is big enough they will be able to read them alone. A great list to start with is:
  • I believe in myself 
  • My family believe in me too 
  • I take care of my things 
  • I am bright, funny and brilliant 
  • I am loved 
  • My room is my safe space
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