Make Space for Homework
Create an Inspiring Workspace for Your Child.
The beginning of the school year is a good time to implement new ideas and regimens that will help your kids get off to a great start and stay on track all year. At the top of your list should be creating a private, functional and allergy-friendly space where they can do their homework. Here are some thought-starters.
Choose a Spot
Kids are willingly distracted so try to find an area that is quiet but not tucked too far away from the main living areas (so that you won’t know what they’re up to). Think out of the box, or rather bedroom - an unused corner and other unconventional spaces.
Banish Allergy Triggers
Before setting up the workspace, do a thorough clean to get rid of allergens that your child is allergic to. Clutter can be distracting and it’s also a veritable dust trap. Once it’s clean you can help prevent the accumulation of mess over time by providing lots of organizational and closed storage units.
A layer of hypoallergenic paint on the walls can make a huge difference. You can take your kid with you to help choose the color. Lining drawers with patterned paper can also brighten up the space and make the whole idea of doing homework more enticing.
Instead of using a simple table, chair and desk against the wall, play around with different layouts so that the area is more interesting. It should be a special zone that your kid wants to hang out in, not one only associated with work. You can also have fun by color-coding their files. This way it will be easy for them to stay organized and find things when they need to.
Make Place for Pins
A bulletin board will give your kid space to pin up anything that inspires them – from to do lists to art projects and vacation spots they’d like to visit. You can also fill it with decorative pieces and motivational sayings to make it more dynamic.
Reduce your indoor allergy triggers with a HEPA air filter. HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. The filter traps harmful air particles, such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander, through a fine filter.