TOPIC 6: PLAYROOM AND OUTDOOR DESIGN (Light and colour in playroom…
TOPIC 6: PLAYROOM AND OUTDOOR DESIGN
Playroom design principles ( classroom setting )
circulation paths that are meandering
sub-dividing the playroom with furniture, partitions varying floor levels
avoiding large open spaceplaces to be alone are particularly important
childreen need private/special space in the preschool
Light and colour in playroom
learning enviroment is energized through light
artificial light does not provide our perceptual system
children's view through window allows children to project their imagination into a larger space.
natural colours are useful background colour for classroom.
the colour of children's furniture, storage units contribute to the ambient feeling of the playroom.
Planning the playroom
the shape and proportion of a playroom are important factors
refer the Child Care Act for the space required.
space for cubbies
the entry to the playroom would require space for children to be welcomed, store their belongings, greet other children etc.
arranged to allow for movement within and between zones.
arranged according to increasing difficulty of play structures.
Outdoor play design
physically active enhances growth by including a child's whole body in practice and skill development.
direct exposure to nature opens children's sense