Children are more likely to pay attention and are more […]
Children are more likely to pay attention and are more open to learning if they are comfortable at home. You can positively influence the overall learning environment in your home by choosing leisure chairs and tables that are the right size for the children in your care. We created some simple guidelines for you to remember as you choose Leisure Chair and tables for your room.
The right size: You should support healthy posture from a young age, especially since young bodies are developing rapidly. It should also decrease fidgeting. Ideally, children should be able to sit with their feet firmly planted on the floor and their backs against their leisure chairs.
Function: While ergonomics is essential, seating must fit functionality. In other words, it has to complement the curriculum. Because 21st Century learning often takes place in groups numbering from two to six children, modern indoor furniture must be nimble enough to be configurable into groups.
Pryor says educators and designers have a keen understanding that rooms have become active learning environments. This requires portable (in weight and design) leisure chairs that children of all ages can quickly and easily move, arrange, stack and store.
“We’re breaking away from the ‘it still and listen’ teaching style to one where children engage in the space. Seating has to adapt to what’s going on in the room in order to gain a measurable increase in student performance.”
And adapt it has. Today, the smartest leisure chairs are ergonomically designed to adjust in size, provide the right fit, move with a student, and enhance curriculum. They truly redefine the meaning of “bottoms up”.