How to Create the Perfect Study Environment for Your Children at Home
In this article are some steps you can take today to help your child learn more during their studying time at home.
It is no secret that home learning is not easy, especially with children who have spent a lot of time at home during the pandemic. It is hard to keep them engaged and focused on studying because home is always riddled with so many distractions. Here are some steps you can take today to help your child concrete more during their studying time at home.
You need to choose the best location for your
children to study away from distractions and
quiet. Modern technology has removed all
constraints on where children can learn. Avoid
places like the dining room or family room.
It should be a place where your child can sit upright. It is crucial to portray the normalcy of a school environment. Children should not be lying on the floor or sleeping on the bed while they are studying because it is challenging to concrete in these positions. Pick a location or space in the house that is for learning.
Light and temperature
Your study area should have enough light,
preferably natural light. Apart from the
much-needed, vitamin D natural light can improve
your child's attention, mood, cognitive
performance and alertness.
Factors are regarded as critical for optimal academic performance. Although natural light can bring some heat, it is essential to choosing the right heat type for your PTAC. Help your child be comfortable, neither too hot nor too cold during learning time.
Ensure home study areas have adequate shelves for reference books and supplies, and a computer if needed. You should also provide a table or desk with their study materials and work area that is not squeezed but in an ample space where they can sit upright, stay focused and alert during learning time.
Help your child concentrate during class time
by providing resources they need to study like
papers, pencils, pens, rulers. Do not let your
child waste their time looking for paper or
pencil during their study time.
Anticipate their needs and provide resources for every class. Ensure everything they need is within their reach so that they do not have to call you to access them during learning time to avoid distractions.
It is undeniable that children concentrate
more at school because there are
distractions. It is essential to know what
distracts your child and remove it to have a
more productive time during class time.
Have a conversation with your child and plan for television, calls, and internet plus playtime. If they understand the schedule, they are more inclined to follow it.
Color combinations and color placement can
affect attention, feelings, memory and behavior.
Your child will be happier in a room that is
bright than a dull place. According to
researchers, information first goes to a color
center in our brains, and from there,
information moves to other parts of the brain.
That detects motion, shapes, edges, and transitions; this tells us our response to color is very complicated and significant. Yellow is known to elicit feelings of happiness, liveliness and excitement. Orange and Red, should be should in moderation because they attract attention.
Research has shown that students retain information learned during the beginnings and endings of study periods. Besides, no one wants to spend long periods studying without taking a break. When your child starts to get restless, that is the time to schedule a break and you will need to be flexible. Sometimes a break maybe a little longer or start a little earlier than expected.