Wishes, likes and interests of children are far more different to that of elders and when creating an environment for the children there are certain things that need to be taken in to account. This becomes relatively important when creating a daycare center, kindergarten, nursery, etc. where children are the target community. Following are several considerations that need to be given weight when creating a children-friendly environment.
Colour scheme and design
The colours which children take interest in or get attracted to be different. Bright and energetic colours are usually preferred by children. Therefore colours such as red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, blue need to be used in places where children get to stay. The walls of the buildings or rooms of children can also be made more interesting and educative by painting cartoon pictures, letters, numbers, words and other interesting pictures which the children will be interested to watch and read. Even the desks and the chairs which children stay need to be painted in pleasant colours in order to keep them interested. In nurseries it can be seen that even the children are grouped by colours of their children’s chairs and desks.
Children need activities to stay active and occupied.Therefore interesting game elements need to be placed or installed in an environment where there are kids. These elements does not just keep the children occupy, but they can also develop the thinking capacity of children. Most of these elements are created to be installed outside making it possible to increase the relationship between the children and the nature. Kids ride on cars can be seen in markets in different sizes and colours to suit the children. Safety of the kids play instruments is also a factor that has to be given great attention owing to the dangers certain equipment can bring to children whose understanding is less.
Clean, safe and airy environment
The environment or the surrounding of a place of children need to be clean, safe and airy if it is to be children friendly. Minds of the children are very curious and experimental. Therefore they get easily attracted to the things they see or hear, and they fearlessly touch, smell and bite things not knowing what they have with them. Therefore there need to be a good level of supervision where there are children. In addition to supervision the environment need to be made danger free and clean. Moreover the places for children need to be made very clear and spacious as much as possible allowing the free flow of light and air as well.