It’s amazing to me. In quality indicators they teach us to separate our areas – quite centers ( reading , art , etc) should not be placed near loud areas ( blocks , dramatic play.) With this new arrangement I have literally placed ALL THE LOUD centers down stairs. The children were very engaged in the new areas. Children that didn’t normally play upstairs in the “ block room” made amazing structures today.
I wandered upstairs to the new atelier ( fancy reggio term for art area) and the calm sucked me in. I even mentioned to the children how quiet it was. They said “ we are working.”
Room arrangement makes a difference. I made this change primarily for me. Turns out it was a win for the children too