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If painting the walls is out of the question, get creative by sprucing up the desk. Give it a fresh coat of paint or add patterned liners inside the drawers for a hit of color each time your kids go hunting for a pencil.
Equip the space with the appropriate supplies. This will keep your kids from wandering to your storage closet to “look for crayons,” only to escape to the swing set when your back is turned.
If you have the space, create a truly collaborative study environment. Encourage your kids to work together to solve their homework problems. Studying feels less like a chore when everyone teams up.
Perhaps your kids prefer their own personal space. Allocating a desk to each child will give them adequate storage for their individual items and supplies. Don’t forget to have a little fun with the décor; playful wallpaper and bright colors make for a much more enjoyable study room.
If you have a space in your home that’s not being used, perhaps you could convert it into your child’s special study room. Having a personal escape may encourage them to spend time in it.
Finally, try your best to bring the sunshine in by setting up a study area near windows. If kids can’t be outside, at least they can feel the fresh air while tackling the ins and outs of photosynthesis.
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