Perfect study room is ideal

Since many young people will study in their own rooms, function becomes more important than beauty. Most desks for young people really don't have sufficient space to spread out materials.

Since many young people will study in their own rooms, function becomes more important than beauty. Most desks for young people really don't have sufficient space to spread out materials.

A table that allows for all necessary supplies such as pencils, pens, paper, books and other essentials works extremely well.

Consider placing a bulletin board in your child's room. Your local hardware store sells wallboard that might not look too pretty and isn't framed, but a 4x3 section is inexpensive and perfect on which to post pertinent school items.

Encourage the use of a small book or pad for writing down assignments so that there is no confusion about when certain assignments must be turned in to the teacher. Keeping general supplies on hand is important.

Check with your child about his needs. In fact, make it his responsibility to be well supplied with paper, pencils, notepads, notebook paper and so on.

Regularity is a key factor in academic success. Try to organise the household so that supper is served at a standard time, and once it's over, and family discussions are done, it's time to crack the books. If the student doesn't have other commitments and gets home reasonably early from school, some homework can be done before supper.

Consider your child's developmental level when setting the amount of time for homework. While high school pupils can focus for more than an hour, first-graders are unlikely to last more than 15 minutes on a single task. Also, allow your child to take breaks.

Organise study and homework projects. Get a large calendar, one that allows space for jotting down things in the daily boxes. Rip it apart so that you - and the child - can sequentially mount the school months for the current term. - Child Development Info

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