Setting Up a Designated Study Space

Its important for children to have a designated study space at home.

This space doesn’t necessarily have to be in the child’s bedroom but it should be a quiet space with as few distractions as possible which is well-lit. Young children may want a study space near their parents. This should be encouraged, as moms and dads will then have the opportunity to monitor progress and encourage study habits. Supplies and materials should be kept in or close to this study area. The space should be used for studying only as if for example the child is working in bed, the brain may trigger the need for a nap, or if working at the dinner table the need for a snack, etc.

Having a designated study area will drastically improve your child’s ability to concentrate whilst studying, therefore affecting comprehension and memory, ultimately leading to a more organised, happy and capable student with higher scores.

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