Keep things at their height
If you want to help your kids stay organized, make sure that everything that they will need and use is within their reach. Storage boxes, closet shelves and coat rack will be used more often if kids get reach for them.
Help them choose their room decor
It is easy to get swamped up in decorating our kids rooms without any input of our children. When your kids are old enough, try letting them pick out a few items for their room and help them create their own space. It’s easy to get caught up in decorating a space for your kids without any input. You will be surprised by how intuitive they are, even though they still might need a little adult guidance. For example if there is a piece of furniture that you know your child will grow out of – let them help you painting it….or let them put their own signature over it with their handprints or their fingerprints for a polka-dot design. Be creative together. As children grow their taste in furnishings and decoration will change, why not involve them in creating a preferred look from time to time – making the area really theirs (again, within reason).
Make their bed inviting
Yes, having a bed is pretty essential and it is a basic need. But if you think how to make it more inviting for them: make it soft, warm, fun, maybe add their favorite characters into the bedding sheet – they will stay longer in it while you will have extra hour to take that bubble bath that you dreamed of since last month…
Create the perfect environment for sleep
Children’s room ( just the same as adult’s room) should be well aired before bed time and should NOT be too warm.Just like animals, we sleep better in a cooler environment . Ideally room temperature should be between 17-24°C (20°C for babies and young children, who find it harder to regulate body temperature). A fresh bed and bedding are essential, and again well aired. It is very important that there is no smoking in rooms where children sleep as this can lead to breathing problems and other health issues. Younger children especially need easy access to potty/bathroom – and they should know where to find them. Fresh water should be within reach to them by the bed.
Have some variety of light in kids bedroom
Be sure to include multiple kinds of lighting in a kid’s room. Overhead lights can be so harsh, especially if you’re trying to get little ones to sleep. Overall lighting is a necessity but so is a reading light. It may even help them find the bathroom in the middle of the night. A night light or twinkle lights can bring much comfort and warmth. Even a flashlight to read under the covers with is a plus.
Make sure the room is humidified
Generally, humidity levels are higher in the summer and lower during winter months. Humidity that’s too low or too high both can cause problems. Healthy humidity levels should range between 30 and 50 percent, being ideally at 45 percent. Anything lower can irritate your eyes, nose and throat while levels above 50 percent can potentially fuel the growth of harmful bacteria, dust mites and molds. If you do not have a central humidifier at home, or central humidifier is not doing enough for you – there is a huge variety of themed humidifiers for kids rooms. Bring your kid with you, let them help to choose their own humidifier.
Do not forget to clean it regularly to prevent the growth of mold, mildew, fungi, and bacteria. These organisms can thrive in standing water that is left inside your humidifier for more than a couple of days. The higher humidity levels will help ease dry itchy skin all over your child’s body (including chapped lips) and soothe a stuffed up nose.
Put the Clock somewhere in the room
For some mysterious reason ( ha-ha) a lot of young kids like to start their day much earlier than we are ready to accept that. Thankfully for us parents, the are some great children’ts clocks available on the market, designed to help our kids stay in their rooms longer while we can catch just a few more zzzz’s. Even if your kids are too small yet to understand time it will still help them to understand and follow their daily routine.
You can use your computer and printer to print out some simple graphic labels, so kids will know what is located and where. That can be pictures of anything: socks, toys, books, underwear, cars, dolls etc. That will help remind the child where these items belong to. If your child is old enough, instead of graphic pictures you can print the names of the items in big readable letter. This will also help them enhance their reading skills.
Make sure there is always something to read for them
Books are good for children. They feed kids’ imaginations and nourish their minds. Doesn’t matter what age the child is, there should be always age appropriate books available to their reach in their room. Get them a nice book shelf that will be filled with books. Show them a great example and you will have a lifelong reader.
Include something they are proud of
Whether it is they drawing, macaroni necklace, or that boar that they made from that newspaper or even a certificate of excellent school attendance – all will work. Because having something they archived, won or made themselves is a great thing to display and be proud of.
Keep it Clean
Make sure their room is always clean and free of dust. This is what kids breath during their play and sleep. Vacuum it, dust and wash the floor ( without any chemicals) on a regular basis.