Homework, let me show you how to get your kids to focus while doing homework with the help of a little interior design magic. In a matter of weeks, school is starting and we’ll all be back at our day-to-day routine again. Part of me is excited about this change – and another part is decidedly NOT excited about it. I asked other parents what their struggles were with school and it was almost unanimous – “Homework!” Homework is a tough one for us too. I’m a mother of 2 boys and, boy oh boy, homework is the toughest part of raising little humans.
Homework Station Colors Make a Difference
Believe it or not, homework station colors make a difference! To help combat the fights and lack of focus, I’ve put together a tip sheet compiling the best colors to use in a homework station that will help your kids to focus while doing homework.
It’s no secret that color affects our mood. Different shades can help us feel calm, energetic, or in this case, FOCUSED! I’m here to help you get started on selecting colors that will help enhance your kiddos moods to get homework done with style.
For high impact workspaces, it’s best to go with highly saturated colors. These powerful tones are more stimulating than their low saturation cousins.
Since I love color SO MUCH, as a bonus, I’ve created a couple of color combos to get you started. Download your Homework Station Color Combos that will not only look great but get your kids motivated to do homework.
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In addition to best color choices to get your kids focused, I have partnered up with Sara Barba of XOXOrganizing, an Orange County professional organizer. She has given some easily actionable organizing tips to help busy moms manage and organize their homes.
Homework Station Organization Tips
As you may have already experienced, kids like to do their homework in high-traffic areas of the home like the living room, dining room or kitchen counter. However, kids can be easily distracted when they’re trying to do their homework and their siblings are watching TV or playing in the next room. This is where a homework station could be very useful. If you think your family could benefit from a homework station, keep these homework station organization tips in mind:
1. Explain the purpose of the homework station to your family. When is it to be used? How is it to be used?
2. The homework station should be a non-personalized space. Any member of the family should be able to use it. This way, kids aren’t cluttering up their desk with personal crafts and notes from their friends. It shouldn’t be a place to store random items. Only common-use items the entire family will use- no toys, no games, etc.
3. Create a “homework check” tray, if needed. This will allow homework to be checked even after the kids have gone to bed. Simply check their homework and place it in their backpack for the next morning.
4. Make sure your child has all the necessary tools to do their homework. It’s best if they don’t have to get up to retrieve staplers, markers, etc.
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