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School is quite far from home so my kids sometimes do their homework in the car. To make that easier I bought them clipboards that lift up to reveal storage underneath. The kids stock them with supplies they need to do their homework such as paper, pencils, a closed pencil sharpener and a few art supplies such as crayons, scissors and a glue stick for the first grader. The kids are glad to get home without any homework left so they can relax at home. The clipboards fit perfectly in the pockets on the backs of the front seats. They also provide a flat and sturdy surface for one kid to use to do his homework while waiting for his brother to finish an after school activity.

My other suggestion is to choose homework spaces that suit your child keeping in mind that what works for one kid may not work for another. My older son has ADHD and finds the downstairs activities distracting so he prefers to do his in his bedroom with the door shut. My younger son needs supervision and likes to be where the action is so he does his at the kitchen or dining room table. He has a desk but he usually uses it for craft projects or drawing.

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Karen C

We are in the process of setting up a kid study area. We installed overhead shelves and a central shelf/drawer tower to divide two workspaces. We bought height adjustable standing desks with foot swing bars (Alphabetter - ones that are used in schools) and just bought height adjustable stools with foot rests and low backs from Ikea. The desks are at different heights for different kids and they have the flexibility to sit or stand while they work. Still working on the smaller organizational pieces to get that all into place before the school year and have a place for paper organization as the year goes on.

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