For your child to want to do their homework, sometimes it is enough to set up an area of their own. But it must be both practical and dynamic.
With a small budget and lots of originality, you can create a beautiful space that will stimulate your child’s mind and creativity. Here are some tips to help you get started!
Find an Area Away from Chaos
Where could you create this very special area? Firstly, think about keeping them away from the hubbub of family life. Often, the room of choice is your child’s bedroom. Also, make sure the space is not close to a screen that could distract them.
Ideally, this area should be close to a parent so that they can easily answer questions and monitor their child’s level of concentration. But above all, the child must be able to see well. If the homework space is far from a window or light source, a light that can adapt to the child’s needs should be added.
Just because homework is an academic activity this does not mean that it must take place in a monotonous setting. Use bright and stimulating colors like yellows and greens. Trendy accessories, stickers on the walls, 3D sculptures, posters, photos, frames… Let your imagination run wild! This will only be positive for their expanding minds.
For your child to have maximum concentration, they must be comfortable and ergonomically installed. First of all, their chair must be adapted to their size. If their feet don’t touch the ground, it’s important to place an object under them so they’re flat (a box, for example). And don’t hesitate to add cushions or a soft throw.
A DIY Shelf
You don’t have to buy office furniture for user-friendly results! A simple wide shelf can do a remarkable job. It can be made from barn wood, PVC planks or an old door that was previously unused, and then cut and installed on the wall.
To save on storage furniture, it’s a good idea to use baskets that can be used to store pencils, calculators and other school items. Also, colorful folders hanging on the walls will accentuate the design.
A Wall of Chalk
To make the most of the space, paint a wall (or a small area) with black chalk paint. Your child will then have a fun area to practice their spelling or multiplications
The Trick to Overlaying
Have you ever seen setups where the child could sleep high up and study under the bed? This type of setup allows you to use the lost vertical space and is perfect for small rooms. There are several such pieces of furniture on the market, but it is also possible to buy a used bunk bed, remove the bottom bed and create a study area. Economical!
We hope that thanks to these ideas, your children will want to do their homework (we can dream!). We wish your children a nice return to school!
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