There is no doubt that classrooms have evolved in the last few decades. Today’s students are just as likely to spend a class period collaborating with a group, working with technology, or teaching a “flipped” lesson as they are to listen to a lecture. As our learning practices have changed, so should our classroom environment. One learning core aspect is the student’s seating solution. Flexible seating is one way that school administrators and teachers have begun to adapt the classroom space to meet all students’ needs. Having a comfortable and flexible seating solution not only helps maintain student focus but also allows your classroom to remain fluid with the continuous evolution of learning best practices.
Here are several flexible seating solutions to help your students maximize their learning potential:
Rocking Around the Classroom
For early childhood and elementary school learning environments, rocking chairs have been gaining popularity as a classroom seating option. Floor rockers are an excellent addition to any classroom library or small group workspace. The Zuma Floor Rocker, available in two sizes, allows students to rock back and forth silently while reading or working. What better way to help students develop a love of reading?
With preschoolers learning different types of material day in and day out, having the right classroom set up is critical for an optimal learning experience. A preschool classroom equipped with an efficient seating solution creates a fun, welcoming, and engaging atmosphere for students while allowing teachers to tailor their lesson plans for a changing learning environment. When deciding on seating solutions that keep your preschoolers comfortable and engaged, it’s important to look at the following factors.
Participation is Key
Regardless of age, participation is a critical theme that ensures students are attentive, interested, and engaged during class. Organizing your learning environment that promotes participation fuels discussion, collaboration, and makes for an interesting learning experience. The Soft Seating Stool Set by Children’s Factory is an excellent solution to keep students learning. These stools enable children to participate in teacher-led activities such as greetings, songs, story time, and show & tell.
When deciding what learning tools a preschool classroom should have, it’s important to utilize age and size-appropriate items. This includes basics such as desks and lockers and when children are comfortable in a fun and encouraging environment, they are more likely to participate. Considering preschool students are at an age where their developing brains absorb stimuli and information like a sponge, incorporating a good Learning Carpet is critical to helping them excel in their future endeavors.
Here are several categories to help you navigate through our vast selection of learning carpets and narrow down what you’re looking for:
Shapes & Activity Rugs
These rugs teach students on multiple levels. Many of these rugs teach a combination of colors, shapes, numbers, letters, and animals. A perfect example is the ABC And 123 Animals Carpet by Flagship Carpets. This carpet is a great choice for covering several learning topics at once. Have the children pick a number or animal to sit on and read stories, talk, practice nice words, and foster connection.
Caring for your community’s children is a critical job since parents are depending on you to not only care for them but also academically groom them to become the best achievers possible. Executing that is no small feat which means you’ll need storage space that is functional and organized to run like clockwork. Is your current daycare furniture still working for you? Fortunately, we have several furniture and interactive solutions that can help you decide what works best for your daycare learning environment.
A solid daycare storage solution takes care of students’ personal belongings as well as classroom supplies and equipment. Tot-Mate Preschool Wall Systems are attractive all-in-one classroom storage solutions that include toddler lockers, open wall storage, and divided wall storage with doors. Many also include a handy dry erase whiteboard for notes and classroom updates, as well as space for the teacher’s personal belongings. We have many other practical wall mounted cabinets, big book storage, toy and manipulative storage options available as well.