How To Create A Safe And Stimulating Environment For Young Children 

Creating a safe and stimulating environment for young children is a goal many parents have as their kids begin their early childhood education. No matter if your child is an infant, a child or a toddler, a stimulating environment can enhance their creativity and ensure they have the freedom to explore new things. A safe and stimulating environment can also help children develop as they play games and create imaginary worlds in the environment you have provided them with. In this blog post we discuss five ways to create a safe and stimulating environment for young children. 

Maintain A Tidy Play Area 

A child’s environment should be as ergonomically savvy as possible to ensure the child develops a tidy and organised mind. Using different containers for different types of toys can assist in this regard. A separate bin for dolls, another for books and another for musical instruments is a good way to help children learn to be organised while enjoying playtime. Bins should be accessible to young children so they can learn independence by accessing the toys they wish to play with when they wish to play with them. Children will undoubtedly make a mess, but at least they can enjoy freedom and stimulation by your implementation of this suggestion. 

Decorate Play Areas 

When creating a stimulating play environment for children, decorations are an important part of the process. Decorations should be visually stimulating. One way to do this is create a theme for your child’s play area and ensure that decorations match and complement each other. Decorations should also be safe. Decorations should be placed up high: where children cannot reach them. They should also be large enough to not permit children to swallow them. 

Play Music During Playtime 

Music is a useful tool at all ages. Research points to the fact that music can help to expand the brain by developing memory and vocabulary centres. Listening to music also stimulates dopamine which makes children happy. Happy children learn far more easily. Educational music as well as recreational music help children develop their imagination, creativity, language skills and maths skills. 

Ensure All Areas Of The Home Are Safe 

Parents have a fundamental biological urge to keep their kids safe. Part of this involves ensuring their environment is bereft of objects or substances that could cause an accident to happen. You can prevent children from accessing unsafe areas of the house, such as the kitchen or shed with blockades that can be purchased from major retailers. If your child looks out a window frequently, make sure it’s locked at all times. Finally, keep your child in sight when they are playing to ensure that dangerous situations are always avoided. 

Take Your Child On Excursions 

One fundamentally important thing to remember is that creativity and imagination can be stimulated by areas outside the house or preschool. Sydney is full of beautiful locations that can be accessed easily from the home. There are plenty of websites out there that provide helpful information about things to see and do with children. Sporting activities, reading at the library and dancing can all be encouraged by taking your children to appropriate venues. 

Contact Robyn Taylor   

At Robyn Taylor Early Childhood Centre, we keep a safe and stimulating for your children. If you would like to learn more about the Robyn Taylor Teaching Method, book a tour of our education centre or enrol your child, please use our contact page to reach out to us or call on 02 9705 8309.