Creating a Welcoming Environment for Children

sigs2Young children may have a hard time adjusting to school schedules and structures. Experienced teachers know that first impressions and friendly, engaging environments can make all of the difference for a nervous of insecure child.

Classroom setups are very important in any grade, but kindergarten and first grade students are easily influenced, and it is important to introduce them to learning in a fun, relaxed way. Classroom furniture can create an interesting, dynamic environment depending on colors and design, as can colorful carpets, graphs and bulletin boards. Reading corners, arts and crafts and other activities will also help children develop confidence and social skills essential for later learning.