Online schooling has become a way of life for millions of students around the world. While there are less opportunities for socialization and participation in afterschool activities, research shows that e-learning may benefit students, who may retain 25 to 60 percent more material when learning online compared to 10 percent in the classroom. The right tech, some guidance from parents, and a place that’s conducive to studying can all help a child to have a good learning experience while staying at home. If you have more than one child who’s currently enrolled in distance learning, you’ll need to make a space that can work for them so they can accomplish their schoolwork. Here’s how to create a shared study area in your home.
Create individual work zones for each child
If you have an extra room or space in your property to transform into a study room, consider a custom home build to help you turn that area into the ideal study space for your children. It’s the easiest solution, especially if you have to create individual work zones for each child, as a custom build will take your personal needs into account. However, if you don’t have the space, and all you have is the children’s bedroom, then you may have to work with the space that you have to give your children separate study areas. One way to do this is to replace their beds with loft beds that have ample space below for a desk, a chair, and a small book case. For compact spaces, consider installing wall mounted folding tables on the wall, making sure that they’re on opposite sides of the room to encourage kids to focus on their schoolwork.
Make room for storage
Each child should have a place for their books and school supplies to keep their desks clutter-free. A small bookcase can neatly contain all the things that they need for school, so make sure that each child has their own. As a bonus, these bookcases can also serve as dividers, so your kids will feel like they have their own space even if they’re sharing the room with a sibling. For mobile storage, consider using rolling utility carts or kitchen carts to store their books and supplies.
Don’t forget to accessorize
Accessorize each study space with functionality and comfort in mind. A comfy chair, a desk light, a small garbage can, and a corkboard or small whiteboard are all the essentials that they need to do their schoolwork. You can encourage your kids to personalize their space, but remind them to keep clutter to a minimum to avoid getting distracted while they’re learning online.
Give your children their own study space to help them focus on their schoolwork. Try these tips to make a place that’s conducive for studying, and help your children succeed in school.