How to Create a Homework HQ
Create a Homework HQ
A special study space can make homework more fun and help motivate your child to get it done! Choose a space in your house that's least likely to distract your child, and use our tips to create a simple, organized, and kid-friendly homework HQ.
Teach your child to manage homework and project deadlines by hanging a personalized calendar above his desk.
Make room on the desktop for the basics, which should include an adjustable lamp -- and get rid of everything else! A neat work area will help him be more efficient.
Create an "in box" and "out-box" so important permission slips and notes aren't lost.
Tidy up desktop dust-collectors in jars.
3 Things Parents Can Do to Help Kids Manage Homework
Choose a Simple Setup
A desk and chair that are clean in design will grow with your child. Add a throw pillow or a cushion to the chair for extra support, comfort, or height.
Keep the Time
Hang a clock with large numbers so your child can stay on schedule.
Celebrate special papers and artwork (and prevent pileups!) by hanging them from a clothesline.
Check Your Bag
Install a backpack hook near the work area so assignments are always within reach.
Turn an open bookshelf into a kid-friendly file cabinet for papers, art materials, and more.