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Child Homework Space: Setup and Maintenance

Child Homework Space: Setup and Maintenance

Published on  July 11, 2023

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the basics when it comes to child homework space and needs during their early years. Homework needs vary heavily based on child age and programs, but parents of children up and down the age spectrum can lend a key assist by helping define and manage a homework space within the home.

At Smart Kids Development Center, we’re happy to work with SLC and Taylorsville parents in numerous ways, from providing basic parent information to assistance with home learning promotion and more. Let’s pick up where we left off in part one of our series and go over some simple themes to keep in mind while arranging and maintaining a homework space for your child.

Involve Your Child

When initially setting up a homework space, it’s important to involve your child in the process. Ask them which area of the home they would prefer to work in, what kind of materials or furniture they might need for comfort and productivity, and how you can make sure the space is conducive to their learning needs.

This will not only help create an environment that encourages them to get down to business but also to make sure that their workspace reflects their own interests and personality. It’s a great way to get your child personally invested in the space from day one, which can translate into long-term enthusiasm for learning as you both work together on it.

Create a Balance between Comfort & Productivity

While it’s important that the space provides comfort and encourages creativity and exploration, it’s equally important to make sure that the environment is still conducive to productivity. If needed, add some simple rules and boundaries that help delineate when the space should be used for work and for play.

Also remember to pay attention to your child’s physical comfort – make sure there’s enough light in the area and appropriate seating with good back support. Also, some children may respond more positively to music or ambient noise, so consider adding a small sound system if appropriate.

Supplies and Organization

As you’re setting up the space, make sure to include all essential supplies – including paper, pens, pencils, scissors and more. Also consider adding a simple filing system to help keep track of important materials and papers that your child may need access to.

Finally, it’s important to establish dedicated time for homework each day and stick with it. Not only should the space be used during this time, but also other activities within the home should be avoided until each task is complete.

When done correctly, creating and maintaining a homework space for your child can provide them with an inviting environment to explore new learning tasks while also helping them develop healthy habits that will last forever.

At Smart Kids Development Center, we’re here to help parents get the most out of their home-based learning efforts. To learn more, contact us today and let us put our experience to work for you.

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