Kids learn to day dream in comfortable places. And if that space is creatively done up, it will fire the imagination of your child. Many great ideas throughout history have been discovered and developed in the lazy bliss of a relaxed day-dream. Next time, when you see your child looking out the window, don’t chide him for appearing to be on another planet. He may actually be working out how to get to another planet.
Social inhibition isn’t really a great thing. Kids need to be able to express themselves. What better way to encourage them to become more confident than putting them in a room that doesn’t intimidate them? Their social skills are sure to be tested in a personal environment, and in a place that bears their signature, they communicate with a more natural confidence.
Kids present themselves as chaotic, unrecognizable creatures with extremely cluttered rooms. Your yelling will teach them nothing. In fact, in retaliation, your clever little girl may hold her breath till she turns blue. Now, we don’t want that happening, do we? Why not just give them a room which has a place for everything. By labelling what should go where, your child will learn to become more organized.
If your children are preoccupied in a quality environment, you will not have as many of those awkward moments, where you will have to fumble for an explanation - “Mommy and Daddy need to be alone so that we can privately rearrange our bedroom, AGAIN.” That type of explanation is dangerously close to outright lying to your kid.
Parents may tend to treat toys as mere playthings but what we don’t realize is that toys actually promote cognitive development in children. A child’s room can actually be their own private think tank, where their egos run wild with the decorations and the toys they are comfortable with.
When kids’ habitats are transformed into personalized environments, directly, and indirectly, elements conducive to learning are intelligently introduced, and something precious is gained – knowledge. Knowledge is critical to their advancement in this complicated, intelligent world we live in.