Learning about dinosaurs is the best chance for kids to explore the world, gain new knowledge, feed their creativity and spark an interest in science. But even if your child’s fascination with dinosaurs is temporary, it can be good fun for both of you. You don’t have to recreate Jurassic Park all through the house and live prehistorically (Unless you want to!) but you can make some simple home decor changes in your child’s bedroom that will subtly bring dinosaurs to life in their little minds.
Things To Consider Pre-Dinosaur Decorating
- Don’t overwhelm them. Small icons on wallpaper would be better-suited to dino-lovers rather than the intimidating figure of a 6ft wall-sticker of a T-Rex showing its teeth being the first thing your child sees when they wake up.
- Judge the age. Younger children may prefer more cartoony-type images around their room. They are more playful and easier on the eye than some CG versions. Alternatively, an older child isn’t going to appreciate Barney The Dinosaur heavily featured if they can have a realistic print/poster/image which is undoubtedly much cooler to them
- Safety. A cuddly toy can bring comfort but you can portray protection with other accessories like dinosaur bedding for example. Tell your child that the dinosaur on their bedspread is there to look after them through the night and if they have a nightmare, their favorite prehistoric creature is there to protect them.
- Balance. You can be elegant and classy with the odd touch of dinosaur in the form of a painting or framed picture. Scared reminders are sometimes more appropriate than dominant features for home decor purposes.
- Go all in. Don’t hold back and turn everything you can see in your child’s room into something from a museum gift shop! Curtains, clocks, furniture, dinosaur bedding, carpets, wallpaper, art, accessories, toys, wall stickers, ceiling stickers, lampshades, pyjamas, watches, pencil case, lunchbox, and whatever you can think of. Really commit and have some fun with the whole thing!
- Team effort. Talk to your child and involve them in the whole process. It eliminates the chance of error and you feeling bad if you get it wrong. With their crucial input, together you can create a balance between style and fun and between your views and the child’s requirements.
- Budget. The options discussed can be as cheap or as expensive as you like. Try to set an amount you would like to send or that you have to stick to or you could easily get carried away and spend a fortune on this dinosaur project.
Due to natural phases, your child’s addiction to everything dinosaur-related may not last forever but it doesn’t mean you cannot embrace it and encourage their fulfillment from learning and interacting with their dinosaur features and accessories. Decorating your child’s bedroom is the perfect way of showing them love and declaring interest in their passions whilst maintaining educational value which will nurture their learning and development in a safe and fun manner.