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A children’s bedroom can be more than just something functional. In fact, it can support and encourage a home learning environment. We all know that children, on the whole, love to explore and naturally soak up a lot of information.
But this depends on them being surrounded by things like positive affirmations, something to boost their confidence, and nurturing their interests.
You don’t need to redecorate the entire bedroom to create something that supports your child’s education. But here are a few things that you might like to think of as you look through their bedroom and consider the type of space that you want to create.
Even if your child can’t read, or they need specialist dyslexia books, you can make sure that their bedroom is stacked with books. You can add in some of their current Reading level, a range of lower reading levels, and some more challenging books too. Once they have access to reading material, it gives them the option to read if and when they want to.
And this type of control over their education can be a great thing for kids. It will also start them on their own journey of finding what they are interested in and learning how great reading can be.
If a child takes part in sports regularly, or any other activities that include certifications and awards, have somewhere within the room, that accomplishment can be placed. Every time they look at these items, they will be infused with a sense of confidence and achievement. It can remind them how far they have come in their learning and how good they are at something.
Positive reinforcement is critical for children too. You and your child come up with a list of short affirmations that make them feel great. Or you can have a quick look online and find ones that work for almost everybody, including yourself.
Here are a few short affirmations to get you started.
- I can achieve anything I put my mind to
- Giving everything my best effort is important
- My family believes in me.
- My faith will guide me through.
- A challenge is a learning opportunity for me.
- I am responsible
You can write them out with your child and decorate the pieces of paper, or you can create them on the computer and print them out. It is also a great idea to laminate them and mount them on the wall. This makes it fun, but also it’s something that can be kept for years.
Here are some extras that work well to
- A set of wipeable multiplication tables
- A magnetic board or a corkboard with flashcards
- A map with a pen to mark places that you have visited or places that they hope to see in the future
Children’s education does not just happen in one establishment, and learning is lifelong for all of us. Presenting your children with these small but accessible education options can help nurture them and help them find that path and direction for life.