Monic Lindsey

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The purpose of this research was to determine if there was a correlation between a child’s behavior and visual stimulation in the classroom. This was a qualitative observational study that involved young children ages two and half to four. The study’s purpose was designed to draw a quasi-conclusion that determines whether visual stimuli affect this age range’s behavior and attention span. This study will help teachers and parents recognize how visual stimulation in the classroom modifies a child’s activity. Based on previous investigations, visual stimulation can either have a negative or positive affect on children’s learning and behavior in the classroom. In this experiment, a two week observational period took place; one week included a natural setting classroom and the second week provided a classroom filled with an abundance of visual stimuli. Decorations in the classroom included bulletin boards, arrangement of furniture, and ceiling and wall decorations. Results found that the change in classroom stimuli does have a strong impact on a child’s behavior.