Did you know that most kids spend nearly 3-4 hours a week doing homework? Many students spend about 30-60 minutes doing their homework at night as that’s when they feel the most mentally active.
But how can you encourage a kid to do his homework during the Coronavirus pandemic when schools are closed? Is there a way to stimulate your kid’s creativity throughout home confinement? Well, setting up an attractive desk for kids can help them cope with the stress of being under lockdown. Keep reading to find out how you can create a DIY children’s desk that your little one will love!
1. Keep it simple
This rule is valid for adults, teenagers, and small kids. Having an over-cluttered desk can cause a lot of distractions and reduce your productivity. Therefore, make sure that your kid’s desk contains just a few things – pencils, pens, a notebook, one or two books, and maybe a glass of juice. The less cluttered your child’s desk is, the easier it will be for him/her to study.
2. Make use of vertical shelving
If your kid works with a lot of books or accessories then you might want to invest in a few vertical shelves that can be mounted on the wall in front of the desk. This will ensure that your kid has quick access to the items he/she needs. At the same time, the vertical shelves can make your kid more organized, a habit that will prove very useful later in life.
3. Ensure that there’s sufficient light
Adequate illumination is paramount when it comes to your kid’s desk. Make sure that there’s an LED lamp with a dimmer on your child’s mini-office. LED lamps are very bright, they don’t consume a lot of power and they can be connected to a standard power outlet. The dimmer will allow your kid to adjust the intensity of the light according to preferences.
4. Keep the desk colourful and attractive
No one is attracted to a boring gray desk. To encourage your kid to study from home during the pandemic, make sure that you make the desk as colourful as possible. Add a few stuffed toys if necessary, paint the wall behind the desk in a bold colour, etc. You can also invest in a few colourful notebooks and pens that stimulate your kid’s creativity and imagination.
5. Go for a comfy chair and a pillow
The desk chair is very important because it needs to sustain your child’s spine and legs while he/she is still growing. Go for a comfortable and colourful chair that can be adjusted by height. You can also add one beautiful pillow on the chair just to make it more attractive. Some parents personalize the chair by adding the kid’s name on it and this will make the child feel really special.
Now you know how to create a great desk for kids!
You might have to put some thought into designing an attractive desk for kids, but it’s totally worth it. Your kid will appreciate it, he/she will never be late with homework, and you have more peace of mind.
If you’re still not sure that a well-organized kid’s desk can increase productivity then read our article on tidy home offices and get inspired!