When it comes to studying or doing homework, most kids would rather either wait until the last minute and try to rush through or avoid it entirely. There's an easier way to get them to get their studying done though, but trying to set aside somewhere special for their school work. For some, all it might take is a special place at the table but for others it might take a particularly special environment to help them focus. With school preparing them for their lives ahead, it's very important to make sure kids have somewhere special they can retreat to to focus.
If you have a special table or desk, try to make sure it's in a well-lit area or at least provide additional lighting like a floor or desk lamp. Also try to make sure that the study area is in a place in your home that is away from distractions like television, siblings or other entertainment like video games or the like. Music is usually okay provided it's an aid to and not a distraction from their work. Some beds and kids bunk beds (particularly specialized bunk beds) have room for or built on desks. This can give your child their own personal space to decorate or set to make themselves as comfortable as possible.
Just having a space to study still sometimes isn't enough, if so then try to make sure you have special time set aside for them as well. Having a scheduled "homework time" will give them a time frame in which to get their work done and help them to stay organized. Not every cookie cutter plan or ideal will work though, just make sure that you adjust the space, times or plans as needed for you and your child to best suit their needs.
EZSchool ® is federally registered and protected trademark. Copyright @ 1998-2013 Asha Dinesh.