While children are being home schooled, it has become more important than ever for them to have an effective study space where they can complete learning activities set by the school. Unfortunately, a desk and a chair will not suffice if you want your child to work in a productive manner. I have teamed up with an independent school in North London to offer parents some tips on how to provide children with a suitable environment for studying.
You child’s study environment should be neat and organised. If it isn’t, they will struggle to concentrate. This might mean that you need to invest in some storage boxes or bookshelves to keep things nice and tidy, but it will be worth it if it means your child feels more in control of their environment. It will be much better for them if they know where all their books, stationery and other study supplies are, than if everything is in disarray.
The study space should be free from distractions so that your child can concentrate. If they can hear someone watching TV in the same room or their games console is within arm’s reach, they won’t be able to give their schoolwork their full attention.
Another important aspect of an effective study space is the lighting. If natural lighting is possible, that would be a better option, as it won’t be as harsh on their eyes. If not, encourage your child to take regular breaks so that they don’t start to suffer with eye strain and headaches.
Of course, we don’t all live in homes with a separate office where our children can learn, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re unable to tick all the boxes mentioned above. Learning comes in many forms, not just academic, so your child will have opportunities to learn outside of their study space anyway.
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