Children go to school to learn about basic life skills, arithmetic, sciences, history, and languages, they also discover their dreams, goals, aspirations, and self while studying in school. Some of their fondest memories are also created inside the four walls of an educational institution which is why a lot of children love going to school.
But now that the whole wide world is currently being ravaged by COVID-19, our invisible enemy, parents are advised to adjust their homes to an area that is highly conducive for a receptive and learning child at home. Schools are designed with the child in mind so it can take a few tries to get the whole vibe of a study area that is perfect for your children at home. it can be intimidating but the future of your child lies upon great teachers and a cozy study area.
Read on to have a better understanding of what makes the perfect and conducive study room.
See The World Through Your Children’s Eyes
Having trouble with making a child-friendly study area? Then try to see the world through a child’s eyes. Remember that children are receptive about the stimuli that they see, feel, smell, and taste around the world.
To have a better understanding and hit your goal, observe each and everyone of your children’s learning style. For further elaboration, here is a list on the 4 different types of learners.
1. Visual learners
Visual learners absorb what they need to study through their sense of sight. They are those who prefer to look at pictures to understand their lessons so much more. They will also make little doodles in their minds and paper to retain a concept faster.
Stocking up on drawing materials is the way to go to appease the little visual learner. Also consider a Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk by FlexiSpot. This adjustable standing desk doubles as a whiteboard so that you can use it to draw graphs, pictures, charts, and shape for your children whose learning style is through visual stimulation
2. Auditory learners
If your children attend virtual classes but do not focus their eyes on the screen, this could be trouble for their grades if they are not listening. The auditory learner on the other hand may not keep their eyes on the screen but they are definitely listening. Children with this learning style tend to learn better with the help of their sense of hearing. They often read aloud their notes to take in their studies. Speaking and explaining concepts in front of their classes is also a breeze for this learner.
Audiotapes are your best bet to cater to the auditory learner. A question and answer portion also helps them to reinforce their lessons on their minds to turn into long-term memory
3. Kinesthetic learners
The movers and doer. If you noticed that your children learn more through a hands-on experience then they are probably kinesthetic or tactile learners. These type of learners are always on-the-go and are very good at sports or excellent dancers. Children with the tactile learning style may also take frequent break times in-between studying.
To teach kinesthetic learners, you must give activities that require them to act out concepts or your lessons. Let them roam around the room if it helps them to remember what they are studying.
4. Read and write learners
Distinguishing these type of learner apart from those visually stimulated is easy. Just keep in mind that reading and writing learners love to learn through jotting down notes and are expressive through writing and reading just about everything.
Adapting to your children with this learning style is easy because the educational system centers around essay writing, researching, and reading.
Now that you have an idea how your children learns, it would be easier for you to adjust their study rooms to suit their needs.
Neutral hues for a children’s study room just would not cut it. Foster feelings of fun while learning through the smart use of colors. According to color psychology, hues have effects on those who are viewing or exposed to a certain color.
For a study room, the best colors to use a child’s study room are red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and blue. These are the perfect hues to spark creativity, boost energy, and promote relaxation while studying.
A painted study room is not complete if there is an absence of furniture that can help your little one excel in academics. If you only want to provide the best study room for your children, then you are in luck because FlexiSpot has the modern solutions for the 21st century learner.
For the best study desk, try Height Adjustable Ergonomic Study Desk/Kids Desk -40"W that grows with you little child. The need to purchase new ergonomic study desks every time your little one grow out of their desk is a thing of the past since FlexiSpot’s study desk can adjust to your child’s height from kindergarten to college. Adjusting the desk is also physically possible for a child since the desk can be automatically lifted or lowered thanks to the button controls on the desk. It also cultivates a discipline of not sitting for long period of time because all it takes is one touch to raise the height of the study desk. FlexiSpot also is way ahead of the possible messes and splashes of paint or water you child might accidentally make by waterproofing the desk’s surface which easily resists stains and damages caused by water. The smooth rounded corners offer added protection to your child as well.
While standing every once in a while is recommended, resting the feet, legs, and calves are important for a growing child. The Height Adjustable Wobble Stool BH2 is a fun way of sitting down without the normal chair. Your child also strengthens his or her balance in a way that they would enjoy because of this portable stool.
Parents only want what is best for their children, which is why the advent of attending school at home gave parents more time to spend with and take care of their children. Yet this positive impact will also cause problems if your children’s study area does not contribute to their learning experience.
With the teachers’ efforts, it is now up to you to create a safe learning space for your child specially now that we are at the New Normal.