If you’re tired of your kids setting up shop at the kitchen table or taking over the living room to work on their homework, it’s time to create a homework station for them. All you need are these tips and a quiet space for a desk!
KEEP IT CLUTTER-FREE…
It’s natural to get distracted when you’re writing an essay or puzzling through math problems — so make it easier to focus by keeping the décor simple. Save the framed photos and decorative elements for other parts of your home.
…BUT HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED.
That being said, you will need to keep your homework station stocked with a few essentials, like a lamp to ensure adequate lighting. Keep pens, pencils and markers in a cup on the desk. Store anything else you need — ruler, protractor, crayons — in drawers or an open bookshelf.
ENCOURAGE TIME MANAGEMENT.
Hang a large calendar by the desk and encourage your kids to use it to record important due dates, sports practices and more. A clock will also help your kids keep track of time without needing their phones or tablets.
USE AN OPEN BOOKSHELF TO STORE OTHER ITEMS.
Keep the desk drawers from over-filling by using an open bookshelf to store other items. To keep it organized, buy cubbies or storage boxes to stash glue, paint, construction paper and any other supplies in.
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