Getting your children to study may be one of the toughest things to do and you’re most likely not alone because every parent in Singapore faces the same difficulties. You’ve probably sent your child into the room to do his homework, only to see him running around the next minute, refusing to cooperate. How can we ever effectively counter that?
One way to do so is to encourage your child to study by providing a conducive learning and study environment for them. It is one of the most important things you can do, especially when your child starts going to school. Note that creating an environment conducive to learning is more than just having no noise and a clean table to study at.
1. Create a dedicated study space
For some strange reason, children enjoy feeling like adults and being treated as one. Create a dedicated study space for them and allow them to pick a study table and chair they like, as well as stationery and other small decorations to decorate their little space.
Being able to create their own space can keep them motivated and even give them a sense of responsibility. They may even choose to keep the space clean and tidy the way they like, without you having to nag at them. Having such a space to themselves may even make them enjoy sitting at their study desks all day.
2. Bookshelves and Organisers
When putting away worksheets, neatly file them into folders and categorise them according to their subjects; place bookshelves near their study table to neatly store their books and folders within reach; this keeps their space and their minds clean and uncluttered, which in turn helps to keep them focused.
Having bookshelves also allows them to display their books in an organised manner, making it easier for them to retrieve and store materials.
3. Provide a comfortable seat
Adults experience back and neck pains after sitting for long periods of time in our seats; children can experience the same problem after sitting at their study desk for long hours too. Make it comfortable for them by purchasing ergonomic office chairs online with lumbar support so that they can study in comfort, allowing them to sit still for longer periods of time.
4. Regulate lighting and temperature conditions
Keep your study table strategically placed so that your children get plenty of natural light while studying. You can either place the study table directly in front of the window or somewhere further away but still brightly lit so that it is not too glaring and hot for your child.
Having the study desk in front of the window, allows your child to look up and far out of the window when their eyes tire, which is critical in helping to protect your child’s eyes from deteriorating and developing myopia.
Switch on the fan or air-conditioner when necessary to regulate indoor temperatures and air quality. When it gets too hot, your child may feel stuffy and groggy, making them easily irritated and tired. When it’s too cold, it can either become too comfortable or too cold for them, causing them to want to move away and stop studying.
5. Remove all distractions
Remove any distractions, such as mobile and gaming devices, to help your child in remaining focused. Dedicate the study table to only learning and studying so that their minds adjust to the fact that the space is only for studying and that any playtime must be done away from their table, preventing them from playing and engaging in other activities at their desk.
While removing distractions and ensuring little to no noise is important, parents should always remember that the tools available to your children are also important, a good study table and office chairs for a comfortable study time can do wonders for your child.
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