Learning doesn’t just happen while sitting at a desk…..but a desk can be one of the best places to study. Sure kids like to study while sitting on their beds, but when you’re trying to create a structured home schoolroom, the bed just doesn’t work.
Home schools have an advantage—you can add a little panache to the room with desk choices more stylish than institutional offerings. Gone are boring chairs and cubbyhole desks.
Home school places to study can be individualized for each kid. The trick is fitting more than one study space into the room you have available while including the key ingredients.
Four Key Ingredients
Places to study in a home schoolroom require four key ingredients for success—ample work surface, comfortable seating, proper lighting, and the ability to study without distractions.
The first tree essentials are covered in previous posts. See Choosing the Best Study Area Desk for tips on desk selection. See Reduce Fatigue with an Ergonomic Study Chair for selecting the best chair. For correct lighting, see Properly Lighting a Kid’s Room—Part 2.
Eliminating distractions can be accomplished several ways, most dealing with room configuration. Of course, noise-canceling headphones help when individual instruction is needed for one while others are studying, but room set up is important.
Facing the wall tends to be the best method of reducing distractions. Same technique is used with library study carrels (and time-out!). Remove all visual distractions possible by placing desks away from windows, doors, and other siblings. Check out the following photos for stylish ideas.
Of course, removing televisions and telephones is essential for quiet during study time but that goes without saying. A room designed for study and configured to remove distractions creates an optimum environment for successful learning.
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