People who never thought they would have their children studying at home and continuing their syllabi online found themselves in this situation last year thanks to the pandemic. Because the trend has carried over into this year, it is important to find ways in which you can make it enjoyable for your children. Follow the tips below to create an environment at home in which your child enjoys learning.
Get Comfortable Seating
This is an important part of any working space because if done wrong, it can lead to postural issues. Do research on the best seat your child can use at home in which they will be comfortable enough to focus on their studies. Make sure that their arms and back are well aligned while they work so that after studying, they don’t get up complaining of aches and pains caused by straining their growing bodies.
Have Zero Distractions
Children generally have a short attention span and so you should make sure to remove all distractions from their environment. With about 55% of parents surveyed saying that they believe studying online is conducive to the learning style of their child, it’s easy to see that this situation was advantageous to some. Be that as it may, it could take some time to get all the distractions out of the way, but once this is done, you will be on your way to a successful home-study experience.
Keep it Clean and Organized
To avoid disorganization creeping in a few days after you set up, make sure there is storage for all your child’s school items around their study area. When everything is close at hand, it will be easy to find something when they need it and keep it in the same place they found it, ensuring organization at all times. With almost 80% of disease-causing germs spread by your hands, it is also important to clean and sanitize the whole space regularly. This will keep your child in great health and they can thrive while studying at home.
Establish a Routine
Schedules and routines make everything a lot easier to do efficiently, and so establishing one will make studying from home a breeze for your child. If possible, come up with the routine together with your child so they have the satisfaction of knowing that they played a role in the matter, making them more willing to follow along with it. You will also have an easier time when you have a routine for your child, as you will know how things need to flow, giving you the ability to plan around them.
Make Sure There is Natural Light
Finally, making sure that the space has natural lighting will go a long way in helping your child avoid eye strain. With 90% of realtors holding the belief that people buying a new home want to put the garage to more use than simply using it to park their vehicles according to the Braun Research survey, this is a space that you could consider for setting up your child’s study area. This is a great option as it is simply a matter of decluttering, organizing, and maybe applying a fresh coat of paint and you have a brand new study area. Well-lit and separate from the rest of the house but still a part of it, you will find that things fall easily into place.
While some children may be sad about missing out on socializing with their friends on a one-on-one basis, they will get excited by the potential that studying from home holds. With flexible hours and the presence of their family all around them, they may start to understand why working from home is a dream come true for a majority of their parents!