Environments which are conducive to enhancing social problem-solving are those which allow child movement, and which offer areas of interest and exploration.
Try a garden in the corner of a playground, if you have one. If there is no playground where you are, you can grow a vertical garden up one of the walls!
Here is a setup from Goodnight Moon, made by the children and teachers! A great place to play!
Here we have a library in a kindergarten consisting of Curious George books! Some by H.A. and Margaret Rey, and some by the children!
Lofts are an exciting and excellent use of space.
Working with Wings!!
Carefully placed mirrors can add dimension to a room, and children can see themselves and others interacting together.
And, mirrors can be painted!
Learning letters in a tranquil, beautiful setting works well!
Natural items add a fabulous dimension to early childhood classrooms. Children can connect with their world, and with the beauty of items they either see every day or may not see every day!
Media tables are versatile and exciting. Lots of opportunity for hands-on investigation and exploration! Water, sand, shells, items from nature, manipulatives – so much can go into a media table!
Here’s a scene from Antarctica!
Here is an artistic way to feature words! On a Word Vine! There is a real vine on the lower left, intertwined with the brown paper bag vine made by the children.
Bulletin boards can be 3D! Lots can be done with a branch!