Your child can decorate his room alone: 3 steps to follow!
Have you thought so far that you could let your child decorate their room alone? This wonderful way to allow him to express himself freely and to express his identity in the design of his own room has many benefits: it develops his creativity, it distracts him, it relaxes him and, most importantly, it trains his autonomy.
Giving your child control over situations that are appropriate for their age is one of the most valuable elements of their education. The decor of the small room can carry his imprint in surprising ways, if you let him choose certain design components alone. Here are some steps you can take together!
Buy accessories and decorations together
The DIY stores have a lot of accessories, decorations and storage solutions accessible and cute for the child's room. Ask your little one to start the redecoration project and go shopping together.
Encourage him to choose the curtain, the curtains, the carpet, the storage boxes and the decorative stickers he would like in the room alone. Of course it is important to make your contribution in the decisions you make, but without canceling the options from the beginning.
Understand that he has the last word, but talk to him as if you were partners in an important project: "I really like what you chose, but what would you say about these boxes? These curtains are very beautiful, but these could be better matched. You choose! ".
This extremely pleasant experience for your child will be like an excellent training of his autonomy: he will increase his self-esteem, he will feel important, independent, appreciated and understood. In addition, he will be eager to use the organizing objects that he chooses and will later be keen to maintain order in his room.
Tell him from the beginning what your budget is and help him understand how it can fit into it: at the same time, he will take his first financial education lessons and understand what exactly it means to buy products from a store.
Prepare the "ground" for redecoration
Once you get home from shopping, it's time to clear the baby's room and leave only large pieces of furniture, which can be rearranged at most (if applicable).
Sort your clothes, toys and books together, then encourage the little one to choose what he wants to keep and what should be donated or thrown away. Put the good things, which can be offered as a gift, in separate boxes. Store the rest in garbage bags and enjoy the empty space, only good to redecorate. If necessary, vacuum and remove dust, then ventilate the room well.
Redecorate the room as creatively as possible
In the first phase, you will have to help the little one to take the hardest steps, which requires more force: to arrange his clothes in the closet, to place the books in the library, to store the toys in the boxes he himself bought. You will also have to deal with the installation of curtains and curtains, as well as the laying of the carpet (asking him to help you, of course).
Then follows the last details, which the little one can handle without help: gluing the stickers to the walls, framing favorite drawings and placing them on furniture, ordering toys with decorative role, making art objects with his own handcuffs, etc.
Let him express his wishes and choose the details of the decoration alone, even if they are not exactly to your liking. Remember that it is his room, his intimate space in which he retires and develops. The good news is that once he arranges his room as he likes it, he will be much more willing to keep it in order.
Did you let your child decorate his room alone? Tell us what wonderful ideas you have implemented and inspire other moms to stimulate the autonomy of the little ones in this way!
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