Parents, you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Or just as likely, we’ve got questions and you’ve got answers.

Challenge: Open Discussion

Set up a home study space for your kids !

0
Vote up!
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email this article

Having an exclusive space to study at home is ideal for children and teenagers to improve their school performance and optimize the time of their activities. In addition, students can concentrate better, since an organized place avoids dispersions. So, do you want some tips to create a good study environment at home? Find a little space in your home and check out the post we made!

The space used by children to study makes all the difference for their concentration and school performance. That's why it's necessary to establish a proper study environment at home. After all, having a study corner that stimulates these activities is an important incentive for the little ones.

Many families do not have an desk, either because of lack of space or because they have not thought about this alternative. As a consequence, the little ones end up not having a specific space to concentrate and end up sharing the place with their relatives. Has this been a reality in your family? If so, now is a great time for you to create this study environment!

d643a04fd064ffd394b002b7faebb71226a4da9d.jpg

Credit to Pixabay

To solve this problem, here are some tips to create the ideal study corner for your child!

Choose A Suitable Place Without Distractions

It is important to choose a place in the house that has nothing to take the child's attention. Access to TV and stereos, as well as other distractions such as constant flow of people can end up dispersing the student during school activities.

Video games, computers and telephones are also great enemies of concentration. Therefore, leave them far away from the study space to keep the child focused on their studies. The exception, of course, is for the study applications and digital platforms made available by the school that have activities to enhance your child's knowledge.

It's critical that there isn't a lot of noise in this place, as it can also take your child's attention away when they are studying. For this reason, avoid choosing a space close to the family environment as a living room or where many activities are done that cause noises such as the kitchen. Therefore, check if your home has a quiet environment for your child's studies and make the necessary adaptations to achieve this goal.

Ensure adequate lighting

For reading and writing, lighting has a fundamental role! Therefore, give preference to natural light, positioning the study site near the window. However, in environments that do not have this resource, the alternative is to invest in an desk luminaire to maintain your child's eye health.

The study area should have good lighting, because this way you avoid tiredness and headaches. The ideal is to have natural light or, if the place is used at night, a light fixture with pleasant light, close to books and notebooks. This way, the environment will be pleasant, leading to a better performance of those who use it!

Remember your child that it is also important to take breaks to stretch out, eat, go to the bathroom... If you prefer, he can even put on some background music. After all, studying is great, even more so if the environment is comfortable and enjoyable!

Try to make the environment more comfortable

In addition to a quiet environment with good lighting, the place needs to be comfortable. Therefore, it is essential that the desk and the chair are of a suitable size for the child's use.

For this, it is important to be attentive to some details. One of them is that the child needs to be able to rest his feet completely on the ground. Another important aspect is that the desk used for studies can be neither too high nor too low. All this will bring comfort while your child is studying. Properly organized shelves, drawers, and shelves can also offer added harmonization to this environment.

After adjusting these issues, give your child the freedom to choose how to customize the space. After all, there's nothing more encouraging than having a study environment that's his face. In this case, you must pay attention to the colors! To do this, help your child select the most appropriate colors for this purpose, such as orange and yellow. They refer to sunlight and consequently make the body produce serotonin - a hormone that brings the feeling of well-being. Thus, the child may feel more stimulated to study, which will favor their learning.

Make the necessary supplies available

Providing all the necessary to the child's studies is often a forgotten step. After all, in the rush of everyday life, parents may end up not checking what is needed for their child to do schoolwork at home. Therefore, it's always a good thing to see what your kid will need to do his homework and other school activities.

Also, remember to leave all your child's school supplies in the study area. Books, handouts, notebooks, cases must be in an accessible place. Also leave books and reference materials nearby, such as the dictionary.

Have a calendar nearby

Having a calendar in sight is essential to keep your kid's studies up-to-date. So, buy or assemble a nice item with your child, using colors, interesting shapes and large letters. Then put it in the study environment; this will keep the student's attention to what should be done on the day and during the week. Ah, remember that planning should be realistic, considering what can really be done in the stipulated time!

Create a study routine

Create a study routine for the child, establish schedules and help him to meet them. Ideally, keep study schedules, including wake-up times and breaks. At these times, one suggestion is to let the child go to other spaces of the house so that he can rest a little and then resume his studies later.

In time, that space will be recognized as a place of study by the child. In the same way that your kid feels more stimulated in a classroom, it is possible to feel this same effect at home. After all, this is a matter of training and discipline.

Also, encourage the organization of the space always after every activity. In this way, it is possible to keep a little place always ready for learning.

This post comes from the TODAY Parenting Team community, where all members are welcome to post and discuss parenting solutions. Learn more and join us! Because we're all in this together.