Patterns Affecting Children's Environment

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Providing small cubbies, low-level small windows, small scaled furniture and small-scaled areas gives them a sense of competence and safety as they no longer feel vulnerable. In other words, breaking up a larger volume into smaller components and contrasting the big picture against the small all help children to come to terms with the world around them. Children love challenges. They do not move from directly from a point A to another point B in a straight manner; that’s what adults do. Instead, children like to create obstacles, hide-and-seek, mazes etc. along their path. Degree of interaction can be improved by providing open play areas located near the classrooms. This would create a close proximity with the classes as well as the kids get to spread out into the open spaces when they want to take time off.…show more content…
As they prefer to stay in well-lit areas rather than venturing into dark spaces, the design should be such that it facilitates free unrestricted movement of children throughout the space.

Sound is yet another challenge in children’s environment. Generally, space which is continuously exposed to noise and where children do not get relief from the noises, such an environment is not helpful to children’s overall development- cognitively, academically and health wise. The type of spatial layout affects the nature of interaction and movement occurring between the kids and their
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