Creating designer homeschool work spaces for your kids
Many parents have been thrown into the deep end with homeschooling & it can be overwhelming! So, we have some created a how to guide to get you and the kids set up and ready to conquer a new chapter of life.
When the home has been for having fun, relaxing, and eating and it now shifts to work, a designated study space is essential. If possible, dedicate a table or large desk where work can be spread out, left undisturbed, and returned to as needed. If possible, children and adolescents should be given the option to work sitting and standing, studies over the last several years have proven that standing for parts of the day will increase productivity and have a multitude of health benefits in a person’s life. The Tyde workstations are the perfect solution – they can be raised with ease!
A clean and uncluttered space is essential to keeping children calm and focused – Get organized by purchasing storage cabinets and bookshelves for holding textbooks and workbooks. The MBE mobile pedestal by Antonio Citterio is robust and practical. Two different drawer configurations and optional interior fittings allow users to conveniently stow away their work implements and move it around with ease.
Choose a chair that you don’t mind sitting in for a long period of time. Uncomfortable seats make for fidgety students and parents! Make sure you have enough space and comfortable seating for each student as well any adults who will be helping them. In a 2010 study, ETH Zurich – one of the world’s leading universities of applied sciences – investigated the health benefits of a forward-leaning sitting position. The results confirmed increased muscle activity in the abdominal and back areas, which boosts the supply of oxygen to all parts of the body. Tip Ton makes all of this possible for the first time ever in the form of an economical and robust plastic chair, thereby opening up many new areas of use.
Recent studies have shown that if a workspace is not well lit it will cause eyestrain and drowsiness, your child will not be learning at optimum and lose concentration, comprehension and perhaps retention by over 50%. The Tolomeo is the ultimate lighting solution, it has been the most famous lamp in the world for the last 34 years -Its most important characteristic is its ability to move and adapt, which makes it so practical. The base structure is a mobile arm in polished aluminium with a diffuser made of anodised aluminium, that too can be moved to face all directions. It is now available in multiple colour options including a gorgeous light blue, making it the ideal, fun choice for children’s living and workspace.
Homeschooling is stressful enough, let’s get your children organized! The range of office accessories designed by Michel Charlot in collaboration with Vitra introduce unusual organic-shaped designs to the usually formal office environment. Inspired by cartoons and sculptures, the different containers add a cheerful touch that will brighten up any setting.
A homeschool must have! The S-tidy by Michel Charlot for Vitra is a snake-shaped container suitable for all sorts of items. Thanks to it’s shape the container is safe from tipping over, making it suitable for the storage of larger objects like a tablet or iPad.
Aesthetics are also very important to consider when preparing your home-schooling space. Are the colours pleasing to those who will be using the room most? If you have the option of repainting the walls or purchasing new products, choose a restful, peaceful colour such as pale green, light blue, or muted lavender. Give us a call and let us help you give your children’s work and living spaces a makeover, there has never been a better time to incorporate a new and fresh feel in your home!