How to Create a Study Space for Kids
These study space essentials—children's desks, chairs, lamps and more—will get your kid in the homework frame of mind
Your mini-scholar will be better able to focus on her work if her area is stocked with the right gear. Here's what she'll need for her homework headquarters:
Look for one with enough space on top to spread out papers and books, but bear in mind that there are also “floor kids” and those who prefer to stand up at the kitchen counter when working, explains Ann Dolin, president of Educational Connections, a tutoring service in Washington, DC. If your kid tends to sprawl on the carpet, consider a lap desk, with a soft, beanbag-like bottom and a hard surface on top.
Stockholm paper drawers, $20, containerstore.com. Cat tape dispenser, $13, perpetualkid.com. Bella leather pencil cup, $34, seejanework.com. Emtec Animal USB flash drives, $10 each, officedepot.com. Perpetual calendar, $15, momastore.org.