Build a Creative Kids Study Corner with these Tips
If you're a parent of a child or children, you know very well how difficult it is to motivate them to study or make their homework time more enjoyable.
While a home office requires a clean, conducive, and inspiring workspace, a study corner might need a little bit more effort to make a productive and creative space to nurture your children's minds and imagination. It's important to have a noise-free and clean area, but setting up a study corner for your kids is more than that.
Encourage learning with these simple design tips and furniture solutions to ensure that your little ones enjoy their time while learning.
Set Up a Specific Study Area
When working from home, you might've experienced being asked by your curious little ones what you do and why you need a dedicated space to focus. You might've also received a request from your kids to give them a workspace like yours because it looks cool.
Like adults, it's good to create a specific area where your children gather to study and collaborate. If you don't have an extra study room, you may furnish a nook or double the duty of a less-used space. In case you are using your kids' room, make sure to get a desk and not let them study on their bed. We recommend sticking to one area to help your kids associate the space with studying so they can focus and build a sense of responsibility.
Note: Kids have different needs when it comes to their study locations. Others find their rooms conducive, but others may see them as isolating. It’s good to ask your kids or assess which space is better for their comfort and concentration.
Building a study corner doesn't have to be fancy. Having the right study desk, a comfortable seat, and ample storage can help you maintain a conducive area for your kids. Of course, decorative elements will help stimulate your kids' interest.
When setting up a study corner, make sure to:
- Keep your children comfortable. It is essential to have a good study table and a cosy seat. When choosing a table, make sure to consider your kids' height to ensure you don't get something that is too tall for their reach.
- Select a computer table with built-in cable holes or an organiser if computers or gadgets are involved. But make sure to regulate their screen time.
- Consider adding a splash of colour to your children's desk. Decorate your neutral-colored study table with colourful accents, or choose a colourful chair to liven up your study corner.
- Add ample storage. Whether you use closed storage furniture or a clever DIY project, your study corner requires enough space for your kids' school supplies and paper piles. Invest in a drawer or use a rack; get multiple storage boxes with labels, or hang a pegboard. If using your kitchen or living room, you can pack all your essentials inside stackable boxes for easy moving. You will never run out of creative options for your storage.
Introduce a Bookshelf
An efficient way to organise your space and ignite your kids' creativity is by adding a bookshelf to your study room. A bookshelf provides a spacious and sturdy surface to store baskets, boxes, and filing units. Position a bookshelf near your desk so the kids can reach items easily. Neatly store their books, worksheets, and supplies. You may colour code your boxes so your kids can immediately recognise what belongs where.
There are various assortments of bookcases in Singapore, from slim units that can fit small spaces to a combination of open shelves and pull-out drawers. If you're short on square footage, you may go for a study desk with built-in shelves or a hutch.
Give them a Comfortable Seat
Like us, children also need ergonomic support to keep them safe and comfortable when studying. An adjustable ergonomic chair is a great personalised solution for your kids to ensure proper posture and achieve the height suitable for your children. The right chair will allow your kids to sit up to the back of the seat with their feet on the ground without slouching. Chairs that come with footrests are great if you like your furniture to stay usable by your kids over the years but are too tall at the moment. If studying with a computer, you may opt for a chair with a comfy armrest.
Utilise Natural Lighting
By providing adequate lighting in your study area, you can prevent your children from straining their eyes, especially when studying in front of a computer. Strategically position your study corner in a place that receives enough natural light. Add a warm lamp as supplementary light when there's not enough natural light.
Keep Your Area Clean
It's no secret that kids are often messier than adults when they work. So it's important to keep an organised setup that is easy to remember and maintain. Choose an easy-to-clean study table and chair because there will be lots of spills and crayon marks. Also, keep a bin beside their desk and teach them where to keep reusable items and toss the others.
Say No to Distractions
When studying, make sure you get rid of possible distractions like the television, mobile gadgets, and gaming devices. Keep a boundary between study and playtime to help them focus and learn more. Also, make sure you keep your study corner away from noise and chaos. The right environment will make a big difference in your children's focus and productivity.
Make Your Study Corner Fun
Eliminating distractions doesn't mean creating a dull and daunting space. Creating a well-equipped study corner includes decorations that your kids love, creative items, and music (depending on their study habits).
When studying with your kids, make the environment fun and collaborative to develop their critical thinking, creative, and social skills, keeping your little ones motivated and excited to learn.
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