Creating a good children’s study space helps free up the kitchen table and gives kids a space all their own in which to focus. If you’ve picked up a child’s book bag lately, you know that their school gives them the same amount of paperwork and responsibilities as a job. We suggest a versatile desk, which kids can then personalize with their own drawings and photographs. It’s a great way of easing them into the structure they will be expected to maintain at higher grade levels and careers.
Tips for Creating a Good Study Space
Not every kid is the same in how they can best focus, however, there are a few guidelines (as suggested by Scholastic) in which to help set them up for the greatest success.
- Understand your student. Does your child focus best in solitude or in a busier atmosphere? No matter their study style, create a space in which they can claim as their own for the school year.
- Well lit. Consider a combination of overhead and task lighting so she does not have to work too hard to see what she’s working on. Squinting is never a good thing!
- Get organized! Keeping his supplies tidy will minimize distraction and procrastination. Additionally, be sure all supplies are fully stocked.
- Decorate. You’ll want your child to enjoy their space, so let them personalize it with photos, artwork and any other meaningful decor.
- Minimize devices. Blaring TV’s, loud music, and constant phone notifications are distracting. Your student will have more study-success with these items at a minimum.
Desks to Love
- Versatile desk. A decorative writing desk can grow with a child. It can be used for light homework and, as the girl grows, makeup or hand-written notes.
- Desk with hutch. A great way to add versatile storage is with a desk/hutch combo. The resulting study space blends perfectly into any room of the home. Pictured: Rice Planters Desk.
- Writing desk. For tighter spaces and kids with less paperwork, choose a writing desk with a slim center drawer and open sides. One such option, the Marshville Writing Desk, is available in one of 16 coastal colors.
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