Study space impacts the learning experience more than we imagine. And that’s particularly true for young and developing minds.
Research shows that a person is more likely to be focused and motivated if the study space is clean and tidy. He’s likely to strive for better understanding and results. But the same person is likely to procrastinate in a messy and disorganized environment. And that’s because messy surroundings can be overwhelming and stressful.
So, here in this post, we’ve compiled five innovative design tips for your kid’s study space. Use these to set up a super motivating and productive environment to evoke genuine interest in studying and witness phenomenal academic progress!
The key aspect of your child’s study space would be his desk. It’s the piece of furniture that’ll give the space its identity, i.e., study space.
You’ve got to be careful about two things when choosing a study desk:
Some of the best types of studying desks include sit and stand desks, floor desks, and L-shaped desks.
Sit and stand desks are good for compact spaces. And that’s because they’re mostly foldable and portable. Plus, they can come in handy for multiple uses. If you’ve got an entire corner to dedicate to studying, opting for L-shaped desks might be a good idea. They promise more room.
But if ergonomics is a priority, you ought to opt for floor desks. Floor sitting helps maintain the natural curvature of the spine and makes long hours of studying super comfortable. Plus, they’re low in height so that’ll solve your positioning struggles.
In case you’re wondering what we mean by positioning struggles, allow us to explain. Experts recommend positioning a studying desk against the wall for maximum focus. If you place it in front of a window, your backyard, or the door, the child will be distracted now and then.
But then again, positioning against a wall may be difficult for those with compact rooms. Sometimes the window is only a few inches away (on the same wall), which makes the effort pointless. A floor desk makes it all easy. The height of the desk is lower than usual, which makes adjustment easier.
Plus, you can benefit from daylight as well with a floor desk. Place it right below the window panel against the wall. And your child will have a wonderful learning time.
Stock your child’s study space with all sorts of stationery goods that they’ll need. Be it pencils, crayons, notebooks, paints, etc. The quick availability of necessary goods makes the learning process smoother. It also boosts productivity.
Libraries are very influential. Whether you stack the shelves with non-fiction books or fiction books, they’ll establish a learning environment. They’ll serve as a reminder and motivating element, encouraging your child to approach the study desk now and then. Plus, libraries in study spaces can help boost your child’s intellect. The more they explore, the more they know, and the more they perceive.
Laptops, mobile phones, television, and all such devices that are not useful in your child’s studying time should be removed from the studying space. If the devices are nearby and they keep beeping or buzzing (due to notifications), your child will be constantly distracted.
They’ll keep thinking about other interests instead of focusing on their studies. In case your child needs to listen to music or an audio lecture while learning, consider using headphones.
Coral Clutter refers to a random but decorative spread of belongings in a useful way.
For example, your child’s study space may comprise a mini library, a desk with sticky notes and stationery stocks, a small box containing additional supplies, a wall calendar, and a wall clock. Plus, imagine you decorate the place with a bunch of vibrant colors and bits of your child’s favorite character. The place will appear beautifully cluttered.
Similarly, imagine the looks of a kindergarten classroom with flashcards hanging above and the whiteboard comprising letters and pictures corresponding to objects. Get the idea?
The core purpose of this approach is to make the study space inclusive and all-embracing. It aims to invite and motivate your child to learn.
Plus, if you incorporate micro coral cluttering, you can teach your child to be responsible and organized. For example, if you place sticky notes, a basket of crayons, and some pencils on the desk, your child will learn to clean and organize the desk first before they begin studying.
Well, that’s not it. These are the best five design tips to get started with setting up your child’s study space. But you can always do so much more! Be creative with your designing skills but don’t forget to check your creativity against benefits and practicality.
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