The scale of a space can affect a child’s behavior—a lower ceiling (or at least the feeling of a lower ceiling) can make a space feel more intimate and comfortable, and encourages children to cooperate because they feel less overwhelmed. So for rooms with more height, adding a mezzanine, mobiles, canopies or touch surfaces can help create a more intimate space for your child to develop. You can even try painting the ceiling a darker tone to create the appearance of a step down.