Few more weeks and it is back to school once again. Before you rush to the nearest mall and buy your kids’ school supplies, take a look at your home and check if your kids have their own space too.
Having a study headquarters for your kids could help them study more efficiently and effectively. The challenge now is how to set up a study area to help your mini scholars focus on their school work.
Find the Right Area
This is the first thing you need to consider when setting up your kids’ study area. It could be anywhere your home, but as much as possible, choose an area that is well-lighted, well-ventilated, and less conducive to distractions. It could be inside your kids’ room, but if you have a spare room at home, then utilize it.
Choose the Desk
Once you identified where to set up your kids’ headquarters, it’s time to shop for the desk. This is crucial because you need something that your kids can use until they grow up. Also, the desk should have sufficient space to cover your kids’ books, papers, and other school paraphernalia.
The good news is study tables these days comes with variety. They come in different lengths and sizes with various features such as storage drawers, open shelves, and foldable feature. To help you decide, keep in mind that functionality and durability are important.
Comfort is Key
Aside from the table, the chair also plays a vital role when setting up a study area for your little geniuses. You can go for a chair that swivel or the conventional straight-backed chair. The important thing is the chair must be something your kids are comfortable with to help them concentrate better with their school work.
Fill it up with Essentials
A study area will never be complete with table and chair alone. You need to fill up your kids’ study area with school essentials such as supplies, a desk lamp, and even a clock to help them keep track of the time. If you went for the study table with drawers or shelves, make sure you maximize on those areas for storage. Otherwise, store your kids; supplies in baskets, colorful boxes, or bins.
More importantly, make sure that the supplies are inside the room and within your child’s reach. Going out of the room to get supplies could lead to distraction.
Finally, it’s time to add the finishing touches by decorating your kids’ study area. There are many ways to do this according to your preference. Or, you can try these decorating ideas:
• Set up a bulletin board, white board, or chalk board to help you keep track of your kids’ schedules, permission slips, and other school-related information.
• Have a display keepsake corner for your kids’ artworks.
• Install a backpack bin or hook for easier organization.
• Use old stuffed toys as a bookend.
• Maximize recyclable materials such as jars, tin cans, and boxes for storage.
Don’t forget. Keep the study area clutter-free as much as you can. This makes learning more efficient, minimizes distractions, and saves you and your child tons of time looking for items needed for school.
Ayi is a former law student turned freelance writer, mompreneur, and stay-at-home mom. When her kids are in their most behaved state, she documents her adventures as a mom on The Momma Chronicles, tries to bring out her inner kitchen goddess, do her best to put her kids’ toys in appropriate boxes, and makes her home as organized and clutter-free as possible.
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