Number 23Contemporary Kids, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Homework-zone tips for younger children: Using child-height tables and chairs helps preschoolers and kindergarteners feel ownership over their work area.Younger kids sometimes have a hard time if there’s too much on the table at once. Keeping extras stocked on shelves above the table or on a portable cart will help avoid spills and make it easier to focus on the task at hand.Keep an eye on the clock: If your kindergartener gets homework, be sure to ask the teacher how long it’s expected to take, and don’t force your child to work past that amount of time. At this age, it’s better to keep the homework routine short and positive!
2. Safe and stylish. A pigment called National School Bus Glossy Yellow was developed in 1939 to coat the vehicles charged with transporting children safely to school. It isn’t hard to imagine why such a bright hue was chosen for buses (and road hazard signs, for that matter). The color is easy to spot, rain or shine. It gets the attention of passing motorists who, presumably, will drive with extra caution around a vehicle carrying schoolkids. In the home it makes for an energizing wall color, especially in children’s spaces at homework time, when energy and focus can sometimes wane.
Give each child a personal area. No matter how small the room is, try to ensure that each child has some private space. You can accomplish this with individual desks with compartments for special things, as seen in this room, or with separate bookshelves or toy boxes.