At The Curiosity Approach® we are advocates for calm, neutral backgrounds for any displays to let learning shine through, making it become visible! But
also we do this to create a sense of calmness without over stimulating those who it is intended for – the children! Researchers at Carnigie Mellon
studied the impact of brightly decorated earlychildhood establishments on “distractibility” and discovered that bright visual displays can actually
have a negative impact on learning in young children.
At The Curiosity Approach we promote the use of natural, earthly tones on your walls to radiate a sense of calmness. Colour plays an important role in
the overall aesthetic of a space, it can also impact an individual’s mood, emotional wellbeing, learning and behaviour. Within a Steiner Waldorf school
there is a deliberate and conscious use of colour on
the walls, generally soft warm pink tones are used because of their gently active and supportive quality. They also incorporate objects from nature into
their displays bringing the seasons into them. Careful consideration should be given to making your displays into a visible trace of the children’s
thinking and learning, process rather than product.
We are also huge advocates of displays that honour a child’s family and home life, communicating a powerful message of being and belonging. You will always
find family displayed within one of our settings. Thought and care should go into every display within your setting from a wall display to a provocation
for learning ensuring that they are not excessive and the use of colour has a positive impact rather than an over powering one. Within our settings
you will always see natural light, less decoration and more natural materials.