Flexible Seating in a Reggio-Inspired School

Offering children flexible seating choices can be a great way to make the classroom environment more cozy and home-like. Let’s take a look at flexible seating in a Reggio-Inspired school.

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What is Flexible Seating?

Flexible seating is simply offering students multiple choices of where and how to sit in the classroom.

Traditionally, classrooms are supplied with desks and/or tables and chairs. However, with flexible seating, the students are offered pillows, cushioned stools, bean bag type chairs, or alternative seating to sit in.

Let’s take a look at some cozy flexible seating areas created at Rosa Parks ECEC.

Pillows

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Cushions and pillows make this corner super cozy.

 

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Cushy pillows on top of a pallet make this bead and wire area a comfy place to work.

 

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Simple throw pillows and a soft rug add softness to this light table center.

 

Cushioned Stools

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Cushioned stools and a couple of throw pillows are offered in this writing center.

 

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Students can sit on padded wire spools and tree stumps in this bead and wire center.

 

Bean Bag Type Chairs

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This cozy corner features a child sized soft chair and throw pillows.

 

 

Alternative Seating

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At this center, the children can sit on tree stumps or pillows.

 

 

 

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In this meeting corner, children are offered recycled pallet seats to sit on while they chat or read a book.

 

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Children may choose to sit at this cozy table to work as well.

 

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In this writing center, children are offered a rocking chair or a desk to work at.

 

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This library nook offers children a variety of seating options with padded stools, pillows, and a child-sized soft chair.

Do you offer flexible seating?

What is one area of your classroom you feel you could implement flexible seating in?

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