Today I'm going to build upon Mariah's post by sharing with you some images of how others have created quiet, peaceful spaces for children.
Preschool is a dynamic, vibrant environment that can become overwhelming - for children and adults alike - if there aren't spaces to retreat to to pause for a while, recharge your batteries, hang with a special friend or just observe the goings on before deciding on what next to do.
Creating Quiet, Peaceful Spaces for Children
Recently we added a simple pop-up tent indoors, and teamed it with a rug, comfy cushions and a couch:
Or you could go all crafty and create your own tent using tab curtains. Lawrence Girls shows you how:
A tent at Cowgate Under 5's Children's Centre provides a private retreat from the hustle and bustle:
Cushions, cushions and more cushions - another cosy space from Cowgate Under 5's courtesy of Juliet from I'm a Teacher Get me Outside Here.
Mosquito nets and cushions are a simple and effective way to create a child-sized space in the home or early childhood centre. Here is one from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning:
This gorgeous space was created by the wonderful Repurposed Playground:
A canopy serves to divide up a larger space, like this one at Little Wonders Preschool:
If you'd like to see some more images of peaceful spaces in preschool, hop on over to Creating Quiet Spaces.
How have you created a space for peace for your children?