I was lucky enough recently to spend some time with a group of 6 and 7 year olds and I decided from a creative and learning perspective, to ask them what's your favourite door and why?
Here are just a few of the things they wrote.
My favourite door is:-
My Grandma's door because she always makes lovely cakes for us. Emma, age 6
A locked one in our house, I wonder what's behind it. George, age 7
I don't like doors, I trapped my fingers once, silly door! Thomas, age 6
The one on my toy castle, it's really big and keeps the baddies out. Toby, age 6
The one in the tree in my garden because fairies live there and I play with them sometimes. Elizabeth, age 6
My dolls' house door because it opens the whole house up. Gemma, age 7
The cupboard under the stairs because I keep all my toys and secrets in there, please don't tell my mum about the secrets. Christopher, age 6
We had many conversations about the different doors in our lives, but there was one thing that was apparent and constant in every discussion - doors are an emotional subject. They conjure up thoughts of adventure, safety, danger and family and by the age of 6 they already play a big part in our lives without us even knowing it.
Doors give a clue as to what's behind them. We don't always realise but our minds see a door and make quick judgements and opinions about what and who is behind them. First opinions are hard to change and often our first opinion of a place or person is formed just by seeing the front door. What does a shabby front door in a dull colour say about the people inside? And how about a grand black door with a bright golden letterbox? This may be an unfair snap judgment and yet from a very early age we are already programmed to have an opinion based on looks alone.
Does your front door give the right first impression? If not, check out the great range of doors in the Doorsan collection.