How to correctly organize space for a student?
Some parents believe that there is nothing wrong with the fact that the student will do his homework anywhere – at the coffee table in the living room, the kitchen table, or lying on the couch. But it’s not true. It should be remembered that homework takes time every day and the improper organization of the child’s workplace not only does not contribute to improving academic performance but is also fraught with a violation of posture, visual impairment, and other health problems.
When organizing a student’s workplace, it should be borne in mind that student furniture must be made of materials that are harmless to children’s health, and comply with the height and age characteristics of the child and ergonomic requirements. Wade logan has a wide assortment of such furniture.
The chair must be chosen according to the height of the child. Sitting on it, the student should rest his feet on the floor. The thighs and lower legs should be at a right angle. The surface of the table and the diaphragm of the child are at the same level. This position of the child will not subsequently cause myopia or scoliosis.
It should also be taken into account that, in addition to properly selected furniture consider such factors:
– Color of furniture and walls. Neutral solid colors are the most favorable. Dark and gray walls cause eye strain and have a depressing effect on the student, while bright colors scatter attention.
– Lighting. You can organize a workplace near a window with natural left-hand side lighting. It is desirable that the windows are oriented to the south, southeast, or east sides of the horizon.
– Microclimate. When doing homework, the child should not feel hot or cold, there should also be no tobacco smoke or other foreign odors in the air. Also if you have a room where windows open to your own garden, it will be a perfect spot for a working space for a child.
– Absence of external sources of irritants. TV or music not only contributes to distraction but also causes headaches, irritability, and decreased auditory perception. Therefore, even if a student claims that music helps him concentrate, he should not be allowed to do his homework while sitting next to the turned-on music or TV. It is also not recommended to eat or drink while doing homework. Adults should respect the work of the child, and do not talk on the phone or among themselves in the room where the student is doing homework.
– The presence of additional subjects that contribute to the learning process.
Bookcase or shelf for books and notebooks. Organizer for pens and pencils. It is better for them to be located in direct accessibility – at arm’s length of the child.
If the selected table is with drawers – even better. In the absence of drawers, you can buy a nightstand for the table.
If there is not enough space to organize a full-fledged workplace for a student, you can organize a workplace by installing a folding table. Also in small rooms, it is convenient to use a small corner table or a transforming table, which allows you to expand the working surface and, in accordance with the need to change the height of the legs.
As for artificial lighting here experts recommend using a table lamp with a bright but soft light. It is installed on the side of the student’s writing hand (if right-handed – on the left, if left-handed – on the right). The lamp must be adjustable in height and direction of light. To prevent eye fatigue, local lighting should be combined with general lighting.