Creating a work space in your child's room can develop a sense of responsibility and a genuine interest in learning at an early age. The younger the child is, the more opportunity there is for a a parent to create positive conditioning towards learning and schoolwork. For most older children schoolwork can seem like a daunting task that isn't enjoyable and is often rushed through to get it out of the way for fun activities. Most children view academics as punishment because it takes effort to learn. One of the best ways to encourage your child to complete his or her assignments with genuine interest is to create a a space all their own which includes areas of learning that are fun, making the challenging subjects more enjoyable.
I stumbled across a brilliantly organized office space on Home Beautiful Magazine that would be a perfect work station for a kids room. The space includes a working desk and a wall which functions as an organizing area.
The wall consists of a variety of organizational tools such as a calendar, a weekly planner, bulletin boards, and dry erase boards. The secret to this space is the symmetrical nature to the dry erase boards, shelving and bulletin boards which appear to be thoughtfully designed in terms of size which appears to be more organized.
Another brilliant aspect of this carefully designed space is the aspect of future planning. If your child is involved in soccer for example, one bulletin board could be designated to soccer coaching tips and could be updated weekly by his father which would be an encouragement to any son.
Everyone knows the phrase "out of sight, out of mind" - the beauty of having designated areas of interest such as one bulletin board with pictures or tips is a way to keep your child's goals in plain view each day.
You can create this look by copying the ideas at some of the links below. You can purchase bulletin boards with a size of 11x17 for only 6 dollars a piece. Amazon also includes discount shipping making it more affordable to buy online.
Let your child help you design their study which will inspire them to use the space and make them less likely to complain about homework as a chore. We hope this idea will encourage your child be enthusiastic about learning.
This fabulous picture is of the Office of Heather Hoyt and Alison Levasseur From Style Court Blog