Children can learn fast when they are young, and all information simply sticks to their brains. However, that doesn’t mean you should leave your child to study wherever in the house unless they find that comfortable and effective. But, every child will want a safe space to do their homework, learn the school lessons, and simply expand their knowledge. So, to help them out, you should dedicate one corner of their room to studying. And here are some great ideas for achieving the best study space for your kid.
Set the Right Scene
No child learns in the same way, and just like us, they have their own preferences. There are children who love to study alone and need peace and quiet, and there are kids that love a busier atmosphere that helps them concentrate. Talk to your kid and see what they would prefer. If they like being left alone, setting up a quiet corner in their bedroom is perfect. And for those that like a busier environment, you can set up a corner just for them in the kitchen or family room.
Make the Space Comfy
The studying space should feel welcoming and relaxing. However, this space shouldn’t be too comfy, otherwise, they might just doze off and fall asleep while studying. To make the space comfy you can decorate it a bit. You can maybe hang a few custom posters in their study corner to keep things interesting. A cozy blanket and a cushion can also make the space better and softer. Additionally, you can use colors to bring out some character out of that studying space, and you can even use colors that are soothing and also inspire creativity and focus.
Think about Ergonomics
Since your kid will be spending plenty of time studying, you want to make sure their backs are properly supported. To achieve that, make sure the work surface is at the height of their waist. They should be able to comfortably rest their elbows on the table while sitting, without hunching their shoulders. They should also be able to place their feet flat on the floor. If the chair is not the right height, make sure it’s adjustable, or you can add a pillow for them to sit on, or place a box under their feet. All these elements will ensure your child is sitting in the right position and their backs won’t deform or hurt.
Provide Enough Lighting
An overhead light is great, but it is often not enough for our eyes; especially while we are reading. To avoid any shadows and bad angles, you should add a desk lamp. This way, they will always have enough light for reading and writing, and they won’t squint at the books. The same rules of lighting apply if your child is using their computer to study. Adding layers of light can also provide a soft and comfortable atmosphere where they can focus and relax their eyes.
Organize the Space
Your kid probably has dozens of books and notebooks, as well as pencils and other school supplies. You can’t leave all that on the desk since it is going to be messy. Rather, think of ways to organize the space. If the desk has drawers make sure to use them for all the supplies. You can also set up boxes and organizers that will help your kid store all the books and notebooks. By organizing the space you are keeping the study area clean and tidy, which will further help your child focus instead of playing with things on the desk.
Every child deserves a safe space for their school work. You can do that by simply following these tips. Remember to talk to your kid and see what they would like in their workspace, and you will together create an organized and productive space for all the learning.