Friday, February 17, 2012

Why Bunk Beds Help Preschoolers Learn

If you’re the parent of one or more preschool children who are having trouble learning or paying attention, one problem may be that they simply do not have enough space to play in the house. By installing a bunk bed and creating more space, children can be happier, more focused and better adjusted.

Consider a room in which most space is being taken up by two beds. Even though small children require beds that don’t take up much room, this could still mean that there is little to do in the bedroom besides get in bed. This can be a big problem. Not only does it mean kids will be more likely to get bored, they may end up spending more time in bed then is necessary.

What’s wrong with this? First, it means their bones and body shape will not be growing properly. Children, in fact people of all ages, require constant physical movement throughout the day in order for the body to stay healthy. If children are spending too much time in bed, either sleeping, reading or playing video games, they won’t be getting the daily activity they require.

Secondly, there can be obvious repercussions to a child’s mental well-being. Doing activities outside, or even in the room with others, is essential for mental and social abilities to progress. Being a hermit at any age is never a good thing, but especially when minds are in a key learning stage.

This all has an obvious impact on how preschool children behave. Without enough space to play and enjoy life, real issues will start to develop.

By installing bunk beds parents can effectively double the space in the child’s bedroom, allowing them to have space to play, interact and enjoy life. Parents whose preschool children have a small amount of room space should consider making the switch.