2023 Author: Priscilla Miln | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:23
Every family that has children is faced with the difficult moment of the first parting with them. The decision to place a child in a modern kindergarten is accompanied by a lot of important questions: how will the baby be met by peers, how will the child eat porridge cooked by someone else’s mother, how will he be able to fall asleep in a bed that is not his own, will someone else’s aunt obey? But of course, the most important issue will remain related to he alth, both physical and emotional.
What are privacy corners in kindergarten
Even a child psychologically prepared at home by his relatives, having come to kindergarten for the first time, finds himself in a stressful environment. Everything here is different from home: furniture, daily routine, toys, dishes, food. And most importantly, others, children, nannies and educators. The kid experiences a lot of new impressions, feelings change one after another. The state of joy and delight is quickly replaced by anger, resentment, jealousy and anger. Every morning, staying in the kindergarten, the baby experiences the fear of separation from his mother.
Three-year-olds are not yet able to control their emotions, including negative ones. And their suppression by adults can cause irreparable damage to the still unformed psyche.
Modern kindergarten should be organized in such a way that every kid would be cozy and comfortable in it. A properly organized environment will help the little man quickly adapt to a new place and learn how to manage his emotions. One of the most effective tools for optimizing work and managing the mental load on a child are privacy corners in kindergarten. Educators are increasingly designing them in their groups, adopting the successful experience of their colleagues.
The room for psychological relief will help children of younger groups to gently adapt, as well as contribute to the release of negative emotions and the creation of a light and good mood. Such a place will become indispensable so that the child can take a break from collective activities and feel safe again.
How to decorate privacy corners in kindergarten
When decorating, it is important to remember a few simple rules that will help make this place truly loved and effective for children. It should be located in a secluded place, in a corner or under the stairs, so as not to remain in plain sight all the time. Lighting matters, it should be subdued, create a feeling of a hole, a personal and limited space. Soft pillows, on which you can lie down and relax, will become a buffer for an overexcited nervouscrumbs system.
The psychological relief room can be equipped with a children's tent or movable screens, sliding curtains between two cabinets or a ceiling cornice with light curtains falling down. The corner should not be bulky and take up a lot of space. In all other respects, the desire and imagination of kindergarten workers or parents will help.
Dreaming alone, reading a book, relaxing and taking a break from group mates - all this will be available to children if there is a corner of privacy in the group. The design of such a place is a creative and important matter, it should be approached seriously, even better with the assistance of a child psychologist.
You should use calm, muted colors, miniature upholstered furniture, pictures with a soothing story, kind soft toys. In interior stores, you can buy beautiful relaxation lamps or mini-waterfalls, which are also favorable for calming the baby.
Toys for Mental Balance
Today, a lot of games and toys have been invented to help restore the balance of an unstable child's psyche. Such toys that will fill the corners of privacy in kindergarten can be:
Darts. In addition to removing irritation or anger, it develops coordination and accuracy of movements.
- Box of reconciliation. It has holes for hands on two opposite sides. Helps to reconcile those who have quarreledchildren, develops communication skills.
- Puzzles and mosaics. Great for calming down and focusing.
- Table for creativity with paper, pencils, felt-tip pens, plasticine, modeling dough, crayons. With the help of "works of art", the child is able to throw out the accumulation of negative emotions.
- Finger puppet theater. It will give you the opportunity to open up in the composed dialogues between the characters.
- Mirror of mood. An album with faces depicting different emotions adjoins an ordinary mirror surface, preferably of a rounded shape. The kid, flipping through the images, “trying on” each emotion to his face, while analyzing which facial expressions express it more.
If the group is small, it's good to have in the corner a small family album of each kid or some other items familiar to him. And every child who is bored should have the opportunity to call their mother and tell her everything on the magic phone.
The “My mood” corner should at least remotely remind the kids of the home environment, comfort and tranquility. And small sets of furniture that can be moved around at will will help the baby recreate his own room and be transported into it at least for a while.
The attitude of parents and caregivers
For a long time after the collapse of the Union, the foundations of children's educational institutions did not go beyond the usual collective framework. And now, today every child, hisindividuality and psychological characteristics are brought to the fore by educators and child psychologists.
In modern preschool institutions, educational work is carried out taking into account the characters and behavior of each child. The priority is a pedagogical approach that is able to reveal the positive aspects and potential of the child, but not break it in any way, fitting it to the template and the team.
But there are still kindergarten workers who are against individual corners. They see in this the unwillingness of the child to work in a team, they have a negative attitude towards the possibility of temporary solitude. Parents also have different opinions. But, as practice shows, more and more preschool institutions are introducing into their practice the design of such corners, which undoubtedly help in work, favorably influencing the psychological climate in the group.