Do you like to peek into other early childhood centres for inspiration? I know I do. I'm a card carrying sticky beak!
I have found some images of inviting, cozy, comfy quiet spaces in early childhood learning environments to share with you. Unfortunately I can't find their sources so if one of these photos is yours please let me know so that I can link it to you.
Young children need time apart from a busy preschool environments to reflect and regroup. Private spaces to retreat to, removed from the stimulating hustle and bustle allow for that.
|Kids Spaces and Places|
This clever centre uses a bunk bed as a loft alternative:
Jim Greenman in "Caring Spaces, Learning Places" observes that in our homes there are loads of private spaces for children to go when they are feeling little, tired, unhappy or out of control. Under tables, behind furniture, beds, closets, windows and doors to look out of. Thinking of children in their 'natural habitat' can help to give us a wealth of ideas that go beyond the single "cozy corner".