“Study” is a 4-letter word to many kids, but as a parent, your job is to make sure that their homework gets done and they are learning properly. You can help even the most challenged student increase their study habits by helping them establish a routine. To get them going in the right direction, try to encourage homework at the same time each night. Having a designated study area that’s designed to meet your kiddo’s individual learning style is also important. From having the right supplies on hand to displaying their academic accomplishments – you can help bring out the studious in your little student.
When choosing a study space, consider your child’s personality. Is he or she someone who prefers to work in absolute silence, or will your growing scholar fare better with some activity, noise or movement nearby? Should studying occur before or after dinner, and what about listening to music while studying? Considering your children’s personalities when designing their study spaces is a good idea; in fact, you should work with your kids in designing their area. If you get them involved, you’re more likely to create a space they’ll like and therefore use. If there’s room for a desk in their bedroom, having a personal space dedicated to each child is great. But if not, you can designate a common area as study space. A kitchen table or a corner of the living room is a good option, and you could even convert a small closet into a desk area that can be shut when not in use. Just be sure it’s a space with limited distractions! 🙂
A studious little one can get down to business in any room — courtesy of this DIY cubicle. Cut away the bottom, top, and one long side of a large box; trim the height, then slope the sides. Finish edges with colored duct tape. Clamps, rubber bands, and tacks help organize notes, calendars, and other items on the “walls.”