Tips on Creating a Learning and Study Space at Home

April 19, 2021

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When the coronavirus pandemic broke out last year, schools and families were pressured and adapted quickly and made learning happen at a distance to keep everyone safe. If your child is already attending school or continues to study from home, the best way parents can help them is to provide a dedicated space where they can concentrate on their studies despite the distractions at home. 

Here are some helpful tips and recommendations for setting up a learning and study space at home for your child to do homework, study, or take online classes.


LOCATION


Since modern technology is so adaptable, it places minor restrictions on when or how children learn. When you're lying on the floor or propped up in bed, it's challenging to achieve the same degree of focus as when you're sitting at a desk. When lying down, the body's instinct is to relax and sleep. When a child is learning, having to combat the urge is not helpful. When you're lying down, it isn't easy to take notes or type. 

It's essential to have one consistent location where children will adopt a learn-at-home schedule. If you have space in your home office, a separate desk for your child would be perfect, so they have their own space away from your job. Partition off a section of your living room or dining room with a privacy screen, ceiling-hung curtains, a big plant, or a bookcase to create a dedicated, semi-private study space.

If you have one, a spare room might be a great choice. If your child needs quiet, this is particularly important. If they like having people and noise around them, you can transform your dining or kitchen table into a temporary learning station, ensuring that it is set up for what it's intended for at the time. Remove all other materials from the area and keep your child's study supplies close at hand and organized. To put it another way, keep the table clutter-free. Clutter is a distraction.


DISTRACTION


Children have formed the habit of checking their mobile phones or tablets and social media many times every hour since they were young. These habits disrupt a child's focus when studying, telling them that it is time to check their phone or computer. 

Establish a distraction-free zone during work hours to create a more productive work atmosphere. Make a list of the items that cause your child to become distracted. Then figure out how to keep them to a minimum during class. Place the portable technology in a different room. When your child is studying, ask them to turn off their phone and social media, as well as the television. You may try playing instrumental music to drown out other noises or to break the silence. Some people find this helpful, although others do not.

Still, if your child uses it correctly, a desk in the bedroom might be a good choice for concentrated schoolwork. Set some ground rules for when your child should go online and when they can't, and make sure they're doing schoolwork at their desk.


CONSISTENCY


If possible, you should use the learning and study space solely for learning; this involves attending lectures and doing homework. If this isn't feasible and you'll use a shared or multipurpose room, do your best to let them know when it's time to learn. Children who study at a desk should set up their desks in the same manner, every day. Children who study at home at a shared table should have a nearby drawer or tray with materials so they can find what they need daily without having to waste a lot of time worrying about how to study. 

We are creatures who stick to our routines. They might feel like sleeping in if there is no school bell to mark them as tardy. Without a fixed timetable, children will never complete their schoolwork. Examine your family's schedule to determine the best times for learning.


DESK


It is not necessary to have one's own desk to be successful in school. Do you recall doing your homework at the kitchen table? Your child's learn-at-home equipment requirements can change as they develop. One persistent condition is that all children work on a stable, smooth surface. 

Many children's desks are the same height as traditional adult desks. Children may strain their arms and wrists upward to write at their desks, and they will lift their chair to match the desk height, but their feet will most likely be hanging.

FlexiSpot's Height Adjustable Ergonomic Study Desk/Kids Desk -40"W adjusts to match your child's height at every level, from kindergarten to college. It promotes a healthy learning environment by allowing your child to switch between sitting and standing as required, with no need for manual lifting or lowering.

It just takes one touch to adjust the desktop's height from 550 mm for small children to 890 mm for tall adults. There's no need to be concerned with spills or messes because the waterproof desktop is stain and water-resistant. To clean the floor, use a damp cloth. The squared, smooth corners add to the overall safety. With a sturdy hook that connects to the desk frame and easily carries heavy loads, it keeps your child's backpack nearby when studying or working. Parents can be assured that the desk is entirely child-proofed, with anti-collision sensors and smooth rounded corners on both the desktop and desk feet. During changes, the strong motor further stabilizes the desk to avoid shaking and injuries.

If you want something that will develop with your child or teenager, the FlexiSpot Height Adjustable Ergonomic Study Desk has a range of 29" to 48.6" and is ideal for children between 4'8" and 6'3". The regular electric height-adjustable desk frame ensures smooth and convenient transitions. A light touch of a two-button up and down keypad makes it easier for children to adjust the desk's height for a perfect sitting position. 

The surface of the height-adjustable kids' desk is made of high-quality chipboard that is safe to use and environmentally friendly. Our frame, which is designed for optimum structural integrity, ensures that the desk remains stable even at its highest height, ensuring the safety of children.


The influence of behaviors must harness in the study setting. We want students to reflect on their learning topics, but we don't want the atmosphere to encourage them to engage in other activities that will distract them from their studies. Don't be too concerned if your child's workspace isn't as precisely designed or set up as a formal homeschooling classroom. The benefit of encouraging these habits is that the habit system kicks in after a while. Eventually, you can conduct in a clear, organized atmosphere free of distracting technology.

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