Did you know that the noise level in daycares, early childhood centres and classrooms can affect children’s behaviour, learning and well-being? Not to mention the educators!
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT HOW ACOUSTICS CAN BENEFIT CHILDREN AND EDUCATORS?
Most games and activities involve movement, speech and conversations. Add in the sounds of the chairs, tables and other small furnishings and you’ll notice everyone speaking at an increasing volume so that others can hear them better. Classroom surfaces are mainly made of hard materials that are durable and easy to clean. However, these very surfaces increase sound problems and how much sound spreads. Treating the surfaces of the ceiling and walls reduces the risk of cacophony. In an educational environment, all rooms can benefit from good acoustics. Also, when kids can hear more clearly and take part in discussions, they are more likely to integrate what they are being taught.
You can hear the difference!
High noise levels in daycares and classrooms affect children’s behaviour, learning and well-being, as well as the well-being of the educators.
Here’s what daycares who chose acoustic correction are saying:
(source : Sans Pépins – Vol. 8 , No2, 2006 – Special edition, CSST)