Every parent wants to nurture their child’s creativity and intelligence from a young age; however, doing so realistically is easier said than done.
After all, when the millions of moving pieces of being a new parent, naturally some of our initial lofty parenting goals tend to get lost in the shuffle.
Perhaps the best way to foster sophistication in children from a young age is by creating a positive environment that emphasizes learning and curiosity. While creating such an environment sounds like a lot of legwork, it’s rather simple when you think about what elements of your child’s bedroom emphasize creativity.
But where do you start?
Perfect Sleep Conditions
When children lack sufficient sleep, their ability to learn and ultimately function suffers. Therefore it’s crucial that you strive to create the ideal sleeping environment for your child. This means investing in a high-quality bed, installing shading solutions (such as roller shades) to block out light during bedtime and creating a comfortable climate temperature-wise.
Thankfully, all of the aforementioned tips are relatively easy to implement. For example, understanding how to measure for roller shades is pretty simple and shading solutions can often be installed within a day or so. Your child can’t truly prosper if they aren’t getting their rest, so make changes accordingly if you suspect that their quality of sleep is being interrupted.
Plenty of Pictures
From picture-books to posters on the wall, it’s important to give your children something to look at in the bedroom. The presence of pictures helps strengthen your child’s visual learning skills and can foster a love of art in toddlers. When in doubt, embrace a combination of colorful imagery in the bedroom to help stimulate your child’s brain.
Introduce Them to Literature
Likewise, having books around the room also encourages an interest in literature (regardless of whether or not your child is old enough to read). Simply familiarizing themselves with the concept of reading and books can have a huge impact on your child’s development. Additionally, you should strive to regularly read to your child within the bedroom to create a routine of regular learning.
Let Them Use Their Hands
It’s tempting to let your children veg out in front of the television; however, you should try to avoid as many electronic toys as possible for your young children. Given the potential negative impact of screens on toddlers, consider instead letting them use their hands whenever possible.
Artistic options such as crayons, chalk and Play-Doh allow your child to develop their motor skills. Who knows: you might have the next Picasso on your hands!
Make the Most of Music
Similarly, you should introduce your children to music from an early age. While the Mozart effect is still up for debate, the introduction of new noises and rhythms can have a positive impact on your child’s mood and development. A simple stereo in the room can go a long way to showing your child the joys of classical music or playful nursery rhymes.
We obviously want what’s best for our children, and creating a bedroom environment that encourages creativity is perhaps the best place to start. The aforementioned tips can have long-lasting positive effects on your child if you stick with them from an early age.
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