Every activity has a designated place; driving occurs on the road, eating takes place in the kitchen or dining room, and sleeping happens is in the bedroom. This concept may be a no-brainer, but having a space for doing certain things provides order and consistency in our hectic lives. In the same way, kids should have a specific area in which they do their assignments and studying. Although homework can be done anywhere, the benefits of creating a homework space for kids really pay off when report cards come out.
Creating a homework space helps establish a routine in kids’ lives for assignments and study time. Since they have a specific place for doing their work, they will ideally go to that area and do their homework everyday. Thus, kids will produce more work than usual because they developed a habit of doing their homework on a regular basis. This fact heavily contributes to making good grades because often times kids make low grades simply because they do not do their homework.
Since the homework space is away from family commotion, TVs, and game systems, the distraction level during kids’ homework time is significantly reduced. Therefore, kids can wholly concentrate on their assignments and make fewer errors. Study time also improves as many kids recall information better when they were able to focus on the material, which helps make higher grades on quizzes and tests. All in all, the minimization of distractions associated with homework spaces enables kids to produce their highest quality work.
When kids do not do their homework, often times they are stressed because they have work to do yet they want to do something else. Creating a homework space solves this problem because, devoid of distractions, it helps kids get their minds off of what they would rather do. Instead, kids will solely focus on their work, which will be done more efficiently now that they are in the right frame of mind. After having completed their work, kids will be able to do whatever they wanted to do worry-free.
Creating a homework space also saves kids time because all of their resources- paper, pen, computer, etc- are all in one place. Kids are fully equipped to do any assignment without running around and searching for what they need. Although a few minutes here and there may seem trivial, homework seems to get done faster when kids are able to their work in one sitting. Plus, time is being used more efficiently since kids are doing their work rather than looking for supplies.