by Isa Lavahun
(London , UK)
With the kids back at school and the summer holidays over, it can sometimes be tricky to get them back into ‘studying mode’ and focused on school projects.
At this time of the year,‘Homework’ is not the most favorite word in the household but being a good parent means it’s our job to help and encourage them!.
Having a designated study area is crucially important. If your child has a study space that is not only comfortable but meets their individual needs, it is likely that they will get more homework done!.
Creating a study area is something you can do quite easily with your child so here are some tips on how to convert a space and get them back into ‘ work mode’.
Create A Study Room:
When growing up, bedrooms are the epicenter of any child’s world so it is the ideal space to set up a comfortable work zone. Going for an ‘all in one’ bed is worth thinking about as it will save space and create a fun environment for your child to study in.
Versatile new Beds like the Kid’s zone range from Furniture Village are good examples as they combine a space where they can work, rest and play in ultimate comfort.
Suitable for children and teenagers, this type of bed will add functionality to your child’s bedroom by incorporating a bed, desk and drawers all into one compact unit.
A comfortable chair is an absolute must when creating an appropriate study area for your child. You don’t want to have a chair too comfortable to promote sleepiness so ensure that they are straight backed and ergonomically designed to keep them alert and on task.
The chair also needs to be tailored to fit the height and size of your child to minimize strain and discomfort after they have been studying for a while.
There’s nothing like a good collection of stationary to get your kids enthusiastic about the new school year. Pens, pencils, crayons, Prit Sticks and notebooks will get them all organized and prepared for study time.
Also, if you get them involved with customizing their study area with stickers, lights posters etc., you might be able to conjure up some enthusiasm about doing homework.
Good lighting is important to make sure your child doesn’t strain their eyes. An adjustable, accompanying light such as a desk lamp will ensure that the light is spread wide enough to cover the entire surface of the desk.
The shade on the fixture should also be adequate enough to prevent the lamp’s bulb from glaring in your child’s eyes.
To ensure your children concentrate and make the most of ‘homework time’, study areas must be well lit, quiet and contain just the essentials for studying – i.e. no TV’s or stereos.
As you know the concentration span of most kids is low so providing a space where they have as little distraction as possible is key to encouraging school work
By creating their own unique study area, they’ll have no excuse for not getting top marks!.