Set up a learning space for your children with five tips

We know that many parents look forward to having their kids attend some form of distance learning. Here are some practical suggestions to help you set up a learning space at home for your child to study, do homework, painting, or participate in online classes.

1. Choose a location accroding to your child’s learning habits.

If they prefer silence, a spare room or their bedroom could be good options. If they enjoy some background noise, consider choosing a spot in the kitchen or near your office if you’re working from home. 

2. Eliminate distractions.

Ask your child to turn off their phone and social media when they’re learning, and have the TV off as well. For older children, you may want to check out apps and tools that can help eliminate distractions. You can experiment with playing instrumental music to block other sounds or to break silence. Some find this helpful and others do not.

3. With a comfortable posture—but not too

Choose a chair that your child can comfortably sit in for long periods of time, and ensure they have a desk or other flat surface that can accommodate their books, laptops, and other learning supplies. However, we do not suggest using a bed as learning space; you don’t want your child to fall asleep in the middle of their lessons! Therefore, with a height-adjustable and PU foam seat chair, it would make your child learn comfortably and raise up the efficiency of learning.

4. Prepare for all of your child’s supplies and needs in order to get  immersed in the learning promptly

Encourage your child to keep their space organized and clutter-free. Perhaps you could incentivize them with a small reward each week if they successfully keep their space clean.

5. If possible, the study space should only be used for learning

Clear away all other materials from that space, have your child’s studying supplies at hand, keep it organized, and ensure there is good lightning and no distractions. Having decorations that are only used when learning could also help signal to your kids that it’s time to learn.

Once you’ve established a learning space for your child, it’s time to collaborate with them to set goals for the school year and create a weekly schedule for how they’ll use the space. You can develop your child’s learning schedule based on the guidance you’ve received from their school, such as online classes or recommended hours of homework per week. Be sure to include time for breaks, meals, and physical activity in your schedule. Be generous with the number of short breaks during learning time, especially with younger learners. If you have young kids, you may want to schedule in time that they can expect to spend with you and have you check on them.