With school going back this week, it’s time to think about the study environment you have at home for your children.
A good idea to keep your kids motivated and focused on their homework is to designate them a study space or environment.
There are a few key points to consider when creating a study space and don’t forget to include your child’s input. They often know what it is they actually need!
Decide on a quiet study environment
Sit down with your child and discuss the best place for them to complete their homework. Take into consideration any environmental distractions such as the television and high traffic, noisy areas of your home.
If size permits, a small desk in their bedroom can be an ideal spot to create the perfect study environment for your child.
If you have more than one child, repeat this process with your children individually. It’s best for them to have their own study environments.
Keep the area stocked with necessary stationary and tools
There is nothing worse than sitting down at your desk and realising all your pens are out of ink. I’m sure you can understand!
Ensure your children are not faced with this dilemma by keeping their study environment stocked with all the necessary stationary and tools.
- Glue stick
- Spare notepads
If your children attend a school with a large focus on information and communications technology, providing them with a computer, laptop or tablet to use during study can assist in their learning.
Ensure easy access to resources
Always let your children know where you are whilst they complete their homework in case they require your help. Also ensure they have easy access to resources such as the internet and books.
Don’t forget comfort!
It’s important to make sure your child’s study environment is comfortable for their needs. Ensure they have a chair that allows them to sit comfortably upright without hurting their back.
Finally, remember to remove all toys or hobbies from the study environment – these can be a large distraction you don’t want nearby when getting the children to do their homework.
You can also allow your child to decorate their study environment to give it a personal touch.