Back to school means spending time in the car pool lane, packing sack lunches and homework. Yes homework! So how can you help your child be successful this year and stay ahead of the class? Give them an area separate from the rest of the house that is dedicated to homework, like their bedroom. Here are a few fun projects that can turn your child's bedroom into a study haven:
Desk Space- A desk is the first building block to a great homework station. You want to find a desk that fits properly in your child's room but also provides an ample worktop space and storage for school supplies such as paper, pencils and erasers, etc. If your childs room is smaller or if you are looking to save space, consider creating a reading loft with a desk underneath.
Bulletin Board - Providing you child with a bulletin board in their room will allow them the ability to showcase academic achievements and post reminders. Most bulletin boards are made of cork and can be a little boring. Jazz up a traditional bulletin board by wrapping it in fabric, adding a frame or using a few smaller boards to create one large board.
Workspace Lighting - Lighting is an important part of a workstation that will allow your child to be productive and efficient. Traditional desk lamps are useful but also consider hanging a strand of lights around your child's desk to highlight their workspace. It is a nice way to be creative and make the space fun.
Hanging Clipboards - A great way to personalize your child's study space is to add hanging clipboards on their wall by their desk space. They are a great way to keep your kids organized with upcoming assignments and can be bought in a variety of fun printed backgrounds.
Organization - The best way to be organized is to make it simple. Add a towel rod to the wall with hooks to hang scissors or small buckets with markers and pens. You can also make a pencil container from a recycled can. Simply paint the can or cover in ribbon for a one of a kind pencil holder. Also, don't forget about a custom calendar to keep track of tests and big exams. Use family photos or inspiring pics to create a calendar that keeps your child on track all while keeping them organized. Last but not lest add a shelf with decorative boxes and a few magazine files. Once you and your child start organizing your study haven it may be hard to stop!