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Homework starts coming home from almost day one of your child’s school years, and it is so important to encourage a routine and interest for your child to finish their homework and to re-visit the lessons they learned in school that day! Making homework a priority is one thing, but giving your child the tools to be successful at finishing their homework daily is another. Give them a dedicated space to work that is away from distractions like toys and TV, and make sure everything they will need is available to them. Inspire them to not only do their homework, but to learn from it and enjoy it as much as they can.
We just finished making over our homework space for my son and he has loved sitting there-where he can focus on his work and doesn’t need to wander in order to find the tools he needs, which wasted a lot of our homework time. We organized the pencils, scissors, markers, paper and his homework folder all in easy to access space that is inspiring and fun to be in.
We separated the markers, pencils, and scissors/glue sticks in this adorable wall mounted mason jar organizer. He can simply reach over and pick what he needs, rather than running to the junk drawer in the kitchen where these items used to be kept.
His homework folder and blank sheets of lined paper are kept within easy reach but off of the desk in this vintage style metal paper organizer. We labeled each space so that he knows where each belongs when he puts it away.
My son has a love for maps. He learns so well when we use maps, and so we use them to teach a lot of lessons to him! Things like math, shapes and reading are all so much easier for him when we use maps to demonstrate what he is learning, so using a fun nail art version of the globe that ties in with the vintage feel of the other decor pieces we used was a perfect fit.
I wrote one of my favorite inspiring quotes “Dreams do not work unless you do” on a simple chalkboard, and framed fun educational prints that can be printed for free HERE (prints two 4×6 prints!).
The hanging light is the final piece we chose for our homework space. Homework sometimes is done in the evenings, so making sure there is plenty of light to finish his work is important. I loved the vintage feel of this simple battery powered rope bulb, and it fit in so well with the look we were going for.
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Updating your homework and study space to make it inspiring and easy to use will make for a successful student and homework time. Give your child all the tools they need to finish their work and learn as they need, and they will shock you with how far they can go!
We received a Kohls gift card and compensation to facilitate our homework space makeover, but all opinions are my own.