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Home Office Organization Ideas for the Little Ones
Creating an inviting environment for studying can certainly help our kids develop the habit of sitting down to study and do homework. We don’t have to create amazing spaces, only an organized and calm area that helps our little ones focus and stay organized. Using some office organization ideas from a grown-up space can help us find the basic elements to create their study area.
Start with a good desk area facing outwards, I mean not facing a wall. Add a comfortable chair and the first layer is in place. Consider a great source of lighting and electrical outlets when deciding on where to position your desk.
You child will need storage for office supplies, books, notebooks, files and folders. You can add a mobile drawer unit or use one as the base for the desk. Adding shelves to the walls will increase greatly the storage area and will free up the desk-top area for work on larger projects or to place a computer.
Organizing the office / study area is a project you’ll want to bring your children in and let them decide which colors, materials and accessories to use. My kiddos would “kill me” if I set up a study area with bright colors for them, for example. Too girly they’d say! LOL
Some children thrive studying using balls instead of chairs, having music instead of silence and needing constant breaks (like every 15-30 min) requiring a great timer. Allow your children to explore and find out what works best for them and wait to see if it’s helping them. Read these great student organizing tips from professional organizer Leslie Josel who specializes in students and ADD/ADHD.
If you’d like to learn more she has a great tele-class packed with tips on homework, organizing students that I’m sure you’ll find helpful.
Here are some study or office organization ideas to help you get started!
Do your kids have a study area? Have these office organization ideas helped you? Please, share your comments and ideas below.