Think about how you feel when you are in a room that is well-designed and organized. This video discusses the impact of room arrangements on preschool children. Notice the differences in the way the children play before and after the room makeover and the strategies used to make the environment more appropriate for learning.In your initial response, answer the following questions:
- As a teacher, in what ways will the organization of your classroom affect your behavior and attitude? Do you think these same factors will affect the children in your classroom? Why or why not?
- Describe two examples from the video that demonstrate how changes to the room arrangement affected the children’s play.
In response to your peers, share additional examples of how the physical environment of a classroom can impact safety, improve function, or encourage creativity.