They’re in every classroom: squirmy sitters, kids who find traditional, rigid chairs painful or constricting. The struggle to find a comfortable position can hinder their concentration and even distract others. Physical activity is essential for children’s minds to thrive, but it can be difficult to translate healthy movement from the court to the classroom.
The solution might be as simple as swapping out the hard seating for something a little more flexible.
Students and teachers have reported that “flexible seating” improves attention spans and willingness to learn. A padded rocking stool encourages students to move while reading or working out a difficult problem. A ball chair allows them to bounce lightly in place. Wobble stools let students readjust their weight without risk of tipping over.
These simple, repetitive motions can help children dispel excess energy that would otherwise manifest in doodling on desks or whispering to their friends. The classroom floor is lava and flexible seating can be you and your student’s savior!
When they’re sitting for an average of 4.5 hours every day, you want to make sure your students are comfortable. Save room with multi-tiered soft seating that students can lounge on during study time. This stadium style seating can be configured in large or small spaces. Add to classroom corners as a reading nook or install them in a library as a touchdown space.
Create a floor reading nook in your school’s library with a few well-spaced soft seating pieces. These comfortable foam stools can be arranged in myriad configurations around a communal table so that students can gather comfortably while working in groups.
Add an educational rug or on-theme carpet design to anchor your floor reading area.
Stretch your Legs
Sometimes desks are a necessity, but they don’t need to be uncomfortable. Choose pneumatically adjustable seating so students can smoothly transition between standing and sitting. Standing is not only good for your health, but it can increase one’s ability to convert information to memory. Mixing and matching standing desks and soft seating is a great way to ensure your classroom dynamic is healthy and conducive to learning.
As they say in biology class, “form underlies function.” If you want your students to perform well academically, you must provide them with the right environment. Worthington Direct is equipped with the furniture you need to make your classroom, library, or daycare center the best it can be.