Parents around the world face a similar challenge as their children reach school age – how do you set up a learning space that is not only functional, but also encourages children to learn and grow. This situation becomes even more complicated if the room is to function as more than just an after-school learning space. Parents who homeschool their children, or children who study at a distance, face additional challenges as the learning space must function like a school in the home. However, this doesn't have to be a stressful process – this article on creating a functional learning space for homeschoolers covers the most important aspects of designing a workspace for school-aged children and can serve as a guide for anyone who needs a helping hand.
Dedicate a room to learning
The first step in creating a functional learning space for homeschooling is dedicating a specific space for learning and school activities. If possible, you need to ensure that this space is only used for learning and school related activities. This is necessary so that your children associate this space with learning. Making a specific room or part of a room a study area will ensure that once your child uses that room, he or she is thinking about school work and school work only.
Moving from room to room or using one room for several different purposes breaks that connection and can encourage distractions. Also, this consistency allows students to leave the learning area as soon as they finish their studies for the day, and allows for separation between school and home life.
Be careful when choosing this location. A guest room, basement or garage may be best for this purpose. Those with smaller homes need not fear – if there is no other room available entirely, use a room divider and create a portion of the space. Be sure to avoid high-traffic areas like the living room, where the presence of televisions or video game consoles can be distracting.
Prioritize your search for the right workspace
Finding a work surface like a desk or table is the next step in creating a functional learning space. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, but some products are better suited to homeschooling than others. One such product is the FlexispotComharAll-in-One Standing Desk Glass Top – 48" W. Available in black and white, this desk is the perfect solution for all your homeschooling needs.
Since the Comhar can be adjusted to different heights, it can be used by a variety of people. It is an excellent investment as it can accompany your child from elementary to high school throughout their school years. As your child grows, their needs change – the Comhar takes this into account and offers a wide adjustment range of 28.3" – 47,6", to meet these needs.
In addition, there is no need to adjust the height every time – the Comhar has programmable height presets to eliminate the need for constant adjustments. With 4 different height presets, you can not only set your child's preferred height, but also save your time and energy, making home schooling more efficient and productive. Different height settings also allow children to switch from standing to sitting with the touch of a button. Although standing desks offer a number of benefits, sitting down after a long period of time can provide relief. Standing desks are also useful when dealing with younger children or instances such as z. B. Exams, quizzes, and when subjects like art are being taught.
Setting up a workstation is already a challenge without adding a complicated setup. Comhar's easy installation eliminates this problem and allows you to spend time on more important factors. Parents should know that there are only three steps to set up:
Assembling the tabletop and table frame Mounting the table legs Connecting the power cords
USB charging capabilities
Today's digital age makes the use of electronics inevitable when it comes to education. Whether your child is participating in distance learning due to the current state of the world or simply using online resources, their devices will need to be charged at some point. The Comhar makes this convenient by offering 3 USB charging ports, including 2 USB Type-A ports and one Type-C port to cover different needs. One of the key factors in boosting productivity is reducing clutter, and with this feature, you can do just that – no more messy extension cords to deal with (or try to hide).
Childproof and pet safe
The Comhar also features rounded edges, making it safe for children of all ages. Younger children are energetic and may bump into tables and other furniture, making sharp edges a potential hazard. Rounded edges therefore promote safety and ensure your child is learning in an environment that is conducive to learning.
Those worried about younger children or pets accessing the table's advanced features can also rest easy, as the Comhar's control panel can be locked away. Accidental touches or children's curiosity will not affect the desk or its settings. The control panel can be locked with a simple push of a button, which is not only convenient, but extremely easy to do.
Another feature that promotes safety is the Comhar's anti-collision function. Adjustability is a great advantage, but it also poses the risk of the table crushing or damaging objects during movement. The anti-collision feature eliminates this possibility, making any adjustment as safe as possible.
The Comhar's tempered glass surface is not only elegant, but also durable. According to Consumer Reports, 20 occur each year.000 Injuries caused by glass furniture. The majority of injured people are children. Due to the strength of tempered glass, it can withstand pressure and wear and tear. If it does break, it breaks into small pieces rather than shards that can cause injury. This makes the Comhar not only extremely durable, but also safer than other countertops.
Another reason we love the Comhar is its space-saving capabilities. It provides a large work surface without taking up too much floor space, making it the perfect solution for smaller spaces. Even if you don't have an entire room available for your child's learning, the Comhar makes it easy to create a functional learning environment, as it can be placed against a wall or in any small corner.
Sufficient lighting available
Natural light is one of the best resources for increasing concentration and is known to support circadian rhythms. However, it is not always possible to use only natural light. This is especially true for places with long winters or colder weather year-round. To ensure concentration and reduce procrastination and fatigue, make sure your child's workspace has adequate lighting.
Make it comfortable
To maximize productivity, a workspace needs to be comfortable. Students aren't exactly known for sitting still and concentrating for long periods of time. Being tied to a chair only makes this worse. Since the Comhar is a standing desk, kids can get comfortable and stretch their legs instead of sitting in one place all day long. Everyone needs exercise, and this is especially important for younger children to not only get rid of excess energy, but also for a healthier lifestyle.
A tidy workplace makes for a more productive student. Make sure unnecessary items are stored out of sight and your child's workspace consists of the things he or she needs. This includes books, a laptop, writing materials and more. To ensure clutter isn't a problem, invest in storage solutions to keep everything organized and out of sight.
Boost the storage options
Storage space is important for avoiding clutter and keeping track of assignments, tests, worksheets and other materials. This is where Comhar's built-in storage comes into play. The desk has a pull-out drawer that provides plenty of storage for stationery and other supplies. Best of all, the drawer blends in with the desk for a sleek appearance. Here's how to take advantage of the Comhar's storage capabilities without it being an eyesore!
While this covers the basics of setting up a functional learning space, it is by no means a complete guide, especially when it comes to covering the various furniture requirements for homeschooling. A desk is the main requirement as a workstation, but there are many other solutions that can help enhance your child's learning experience. Check out FlexiSpot's catalog for more functional and affordable products, or contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!