Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Place for Peace!

Children need a place they can retreat to when they need to think, rest or just decompress. Quiet corners give children a place to calm down and recover from the sensory overload of the classroom. The Child Development & Learning Laboratory provides quiet cubes in each one of the classrooms. These cubes are equipped with the a light sheet to go over the cube, a cushion and a emotion poster inside of the cubes.

Below is a picture of the general layout of what a quiet cube looks like in the CDLL.

Today in the Pine Room (Pretend Play Room), a lot of the children were expressing themselves with singing. The volume of the room was a bit louder than usually because of all the children that participated with singing. The quiet cube is a great way for the children to escape the noise from the classroom.

Below, Aubree and Ryan decided to adventure to the quiet cube. They both grabbed a book and started to read the book that they picked.

Not every child needs to use the quiet cubes but they are always available to the children when they need it. These small cubes serve as a protected place where children are taught to go to in order to relax, calm down, or take a break. 

Michigan Standard of Quality: Health, Safety, and Nutrition: 
5. Early Learning Expectation: Children begin to have knowledge about and make age-appropriate healthy choices in daily life. 

HDF 409: Palenske 

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