Providing your child with a suitable space to study, where they can complete their homework and revise for upcoming exams, is a fantastic way to support them academically. But what actually makes a study space perfect? I have teamed up with a private school in Herefordshire to share some tips.
If your child can hear someone watching TV or playing video games in the same room that they’re trying to study in, there’s no way they will be able to truly concentrate. With that said, try and make sure their study space is quiet and free from distractions so that they can give their full attention to their schoolwork.
Human beings are fine tuned to work their best during daylight hours, so natural light would be great. If this is not available, make sure there is adequate artificial lighting in the study space so that your child doesn’t suffer with eye strain and headaches. A desk lamp works well for close-up work, as well as overhead lighting.
If your child is uncomfortable in their study space, they will rush to get out of there. With this in mind, try and make sure your child is comfy (but not too comfy that they end up falling asleep). Consider a desk and chair that are suitable heights for your child, so that they are neither hunched over, nor stretching upwards to reach their work. You can even add a few personalized materials like a neck pillow or a personalized desk mat to add a little bit of aesthetic to your kid’s desk or study space.
Colour can have a massive impact on mood and efficiency, so consider this when painting or accessorising the study space. Research shows that blue is best for productivity because it is quite calming and promotes a state of flow. Green is also a pleasant choice and can also have a calming effect. Avoid colours like red because that can be quite stimulating and raise your pulse, which wouldn’t be good for your child who is trying to sit still and concentrate.
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