Learning good study skills are so important. It starts when a child is very young. It lays a foundation for that child to maximize their potential.
Creating an environment that is conducive to learning is absolutely critical.
Does your child have a desk or a table in a quiet area where they can keep there work supplies organized and together?
If not, consider creating a space for them.
It doesnt have to be fancy or expensive. It can actually be a fun and bonding thing to do with your child. Get a cheap desk at a garage sale and paint it together.
Getting a child involved in the process of creating a space will lead to them being more interested in using the space.
It also shows your child you value education. You value learning. You support the process on every level.
I still remember being a kid and getting new school supplies. I loved putting paper in my binder and organizing the tabs to make it perfect. It made me excited to go to school!
So many kids end up at the dining room table by the default and sometimes that really does work. If there is too much noise and commotion though, it really does not allow the child to be able to complete their work without distraction and interruption.
Creating a study space for your child will speak volumes to them about what you believe about the value of their education and what it will do for them in the big picture of their lives.
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