For their development, children need a place that offers enough room to spread out — to move, to learn, to play. When children are still small, they like to play near their parents. They may like to stack up building blocks in the kitchen or the living room. A room divider can separate Toyland from the rest of the living area.
Once the “playground” in the living room or kitchen is no longer enough, or if school is approaching, the time is right to move into their own realm. Hamburg residential psychologist Dr. Antje Flade explains: “Once school starts, a room of their own becomes more and more important. At school age, the child’s room has several functions. It is a learning station for homework and a place where children can be with peers of their own age or just by themselves, undisturbed by grownups. A school child’s room is a multifunctional space. It is a study, play and living room at the same time.”