We all had our favorite children’s books…
I was obsessed with the The Jetson’s: The Great Pizza Hunt. I loved how the family would load into the pod and head out for pizza. That was very cutting edge in 1978.
I also would tear through the pages of a National Georgraphic book about astronauts going to the moon (hey moon travel was still fresh in the 70’s and what the hell do we have now that event comes close to being that cool?)
And who didn’t love Where the Wild Things Are and how the plants grew from his ceiling and the boy’s bedroom turned into a rainforest?!?!
I am not yet a parent but I can only imagine how you parents out there, when reading a great story to your kids…must practically feel your child’s mind flying through the stars on a magic carpet surround by florescent lizards and golden butterflies…
But here’s the million dollar question…have you properly prepared the launch pad (ie their bedroom) for MAXIMUM IMAGINATION POWER???
Katie Rogers is my feng shui master, and she removes barriers to allow a healthy flow of energy in your home.
Katie recommends a few tips for your kids’ rooms to make those bedtime stories even more powerful:
Avoid mirrors or too many shiny objects in your children’s room… as this keep the chi moving even at night when the energy should be “quieter” and calmer for bedtime.
While it may be cute to display every stuffed animal your child receives, it can be overwhelming to the space. Keeping toys and other items organized and contained brings a sense of order and peace to the child’s life, even from Day One. Make it a routine to have your child put away his/her toys before going to bed to ensure a good night’s sleep.
3. COLORS AND PATTERS
It’s important to have colors and patterns that support sleep. Avoid too many bright colors or busy patterns (no matter how cute) as it can be too stimulating. Earth tones or softer pastels are best, with maybe a pop of color here or there to keep it a bit playful for daytime.
4. BED POSITION
Bed position. Make sure your child’s crib or bed is not too close to electronic devices or even outlets. A bed should be arranged so that the child has a view of the door from some angle, and is not too close to a window, as it leaks chi. It should however, be against a wall (or two) to represent support.