How to Create a Practical Working Environment for your Child


We live in a world filled with distractions; from phones to gaming systems, LED lights and everything else in-between. Therefore, setting up a practical and productive working environment for your child is vital, to ensure that your child is free from tech and can get into the zone to study wholeheartedly. So in this post I have put together 5 steps to help make your child's study room a perfect combination of cosy yet motivating. 

A Suitable Desk

A good, sturdy and trendy desk is not only useful for your child, but will add an element of aesthetics to the room. Having a study table only meant for all school things related will help your child separate snacking time from hard work time. Alongside this, make sure to invest in an equally comfortable and practical desk chair too. There's nothing worse than a hard and stiff chair when you have to sit and concentrate for hours!

Why not leave a notebook for your child to journal in on their desk too, so on days when they do not feel like studying or lack the motivation, they can jot down ideas and thoughts instead. Encouraging them to the journal will help with their mental health in the long run, and keep them more grounded as they feel a sense of control in their life.

Remove All Electronics

If you want your child to really get their head down and study, then it could be a good idea to remove all unrelated electronics that have nothing to do with aiding your child’s study programme. Take out all those unnecessary distractions such as a phones and TVS, and be aware of smart devices too. If your child needs these devices for research purposes, why not look into adding parental controls so you can limit what sites and apps they are accessing. If you worry about online safety for your children, why not read here for more information on keeping them safe.

Study Music

Having your child’s Spotify playlist playing on their speakers while studying may seem harmless, but it can actually be a little distracting. We all know how hard it can be to resist singing and dancing along to certain songs right? Instead, swap the pop songs for a more ambient playlist. Opt for Lofi or even nature sounds, whichever they prefers. Having classical piano playing in the background can help with concentration and even memory retention. Bring on Mozart!

Think About a Clock

Having a clock in the room is a great way to teach your child to have a sense of time. This is important to instil from a young age as having a coordinated schedule could help them, in the long run, to be organised and efficient. Why not have your child time how long they do their homework to get a feel for how fast they manage to complete tasks. There are even apps like Pomodoro that track study times. Another great idea is to set a half an hour timer, where they have an effective burst of focused attention on work, followed by a 10-minute break in between, and then repeat - a great way to get decent work done in a short period of time.

Buy an Air Purifier

Make sure you air out the room every day to get in some fresh air first thing in the morning. Obviously this is a little tricker now it's winter, so your best bet would be to get an air purifier to help instead. These help ventilate the room, so your child stays feeling comfortable studying for long hours, without it getting too stuffy and humid. 

There you have it, 5 steps to a creating a practical and productive working environment for your child! It's good to remember to not be afraid of adding some interesting d├ęcor and fun in the room too. Fairy lights are a much more subtle way of adding light and colour to a room (especially compared to the trend of LED lights), and art work on the walls will make the space feel more personal and less boring too.

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