Improve a child's intelligence with décor
We all believe that the minute our child is born they will have the intelligence of Einstein, the musical ability of Mozart and the creativity of Lichtenstein. But what we really have is one big, warm, cuddly bundle of potential. What we do from now on is what will decide this child's future. It is a big responsibility, but not really difficult.
Of course all the basics such as giving plenty of time and love, plus good food and plenty of fun are very important. But any young child will spend much of their time either asleep or playing in their rooms or cots and making this space attractive and a good learning environment is also a good place to focus attention.
- The colour of a child's room can have a big influence on their behaviour and mood. Yellow green and light blue are known to increase IQ while red can lead to anxiety. Pink is calming and beige is boring.
- Soft furnishings both inside the bed and outside are important. Go for plenty of texture. Things your child can stroke and play with are important. Try using mixtures of fake fur, knitted cushions, silky throws and cool cottons. Of course it is never a good idea to have all this in the bed during sleep time.
- Educational toys are a must, but your child doesn't have to know they are for their own good. Anything which requires a little dexterity is great for improving skills. Try toys which have knobs, twists or switches. Anything which has to be taken apart and put back together again can keep a child entertained for hours. Texture is again important with toys. They will inevitably end up in the mouth while they check how soft or how hard it is, how cool, and how breakable!
- Wall hangings and posters can inspire even the tiniest of babies. Studies have shown that even the youngest baby will respond to a familiar face and they are calmed by faces of any kind. So photos and enlargements of familiar people might be perfect for next to the bed. Children do not always need primary colours. Branch out and try interesting and different shades such as purples, silvers, golds and turquoises for wall hangings.
- Finally don't be afraid of a little noise in a bedroom. Classical music can relax a child and get them to concentrate for longer times. It is used in schools during classwork and works well. Babies will also find they can relax and fall asleep. But if your little one is a pop diva, then that is good too!
So think outside the box when it comes to your child's room. It doesn't have to be all pinks and blues. Their room should be somewhere they feel safe, secure and where they will have fun. This can be helped along with the right décor. But nothing is better than a kiss and a cuddle from Mum or Dad!