The Educational Benefits of Classroom Storage

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Early Learning and preschool play an important role in early childhood development. This is the period when children learn valuable lessons that will serve as the building blocks for their foundation in life. Aside from introducing them to the academic world, where they will be spending more of their time in the future, preschool teaches them essential behavioural lessons that will help them grow up to be independent individuals.

One of the ways in which educators do this is through the environment they build for their students. Classrooms, for this particular educational level, are designed in a way that makes them experiential in order to instil lessons that are not wholly rooted in academics. It is through this smart design that classroom storage offers students opportunities in which they learn.

Responsibility for their Belongings

One of the key lessons children will learn in an early learning environment is independence. This personality trait develops as a result of children being taken out of their comfort zones. Their new environment instils in them a sense of responsibility, over their actions and their belongings. While the former will take more time to develop, the latter is more instantaneous. Most preschool classrooms are equipped with storage space for students to keep their belongings in. They teach students about the importance of keeping track of their possessions as they can no longer depend solely on their parents for help in doing so.

Respect for their Belongings

In providing students with their own storage space, they are given the opportunity to learn about the value of their belongings. Through this, they form a sense of attachment that fosters a sense of respect for their personal items and those of others. In addition to this, the open-style storage, such as cubicles and trays most schools use for preschool classrooms, introduces ideas of privacy and security that go hand-in-hand in educating students on the importance of respect with regards to material objects.  

Keeping their Belongings Organised

Preparatory school is a time and place where many children learn skills which they will take with them into adulthood. The responsibility and respect they learn from being given charge over their personal belongings in a public place lead to educating them on maintaining the organisation of their storage space. In showing students that they can avoid losing their things by simply putting them back in their assigned places, they see the benefit of taking an active role in maintaining the cleanliness of their area. This is a skill that will prove to be helpful as they grow into independent members of the community.  

Classroom Storage with Office Line

For over three decades, Office Line has been supplying schools all over Australia with high-quality furniture and fittings that are conducive in creating an organised learning environment for students. We have partnered with Gratnells UK to provide classrooms with ergonomic and functional storage units in the form of trays. These trays are made from recyclable polypropylene and they come in a wide range of colours and sizes, manufactured in compliance with Australia’s safety standards to ensure that they are safe for children to use. They are sturdy and durable, ideal tools for creating new learning experiences for students.

To learn more information about Office Line’s selection of products, call us on 1800 333 116 or fill in our contact form here: https://officeline.com.au/pages/contact.

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  • Amanda Firman