It is hard to believe that we need to create a homework station for my 6 year old already. He has started first grade so we decided it was time. Last year he did he homework here or there but it was literally only 10 minutes a day plus reading. I decided that now is the time to get him into the routine of homework.
We just re-did our office (for me so I was able to re-purpose my old desk for him. This cost me nothing of course and was a great location for him. It is still in the main living area of our house so I am able to assist him with homework. I wanted it to be an area for him exclusively and our kitchen table is slate and not smooth for writing so this is a better fit for him.
In the end it was easy to do. I just collected materials he would need for homework and placed them in his new homework station.
Items I included:
Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Glue, Pencils, Scissors, Lined Paper, Erasers and a few workbooks.
When creating a homework station be sure it is properly lit, has a comfortable seat and a nice writing area. If you don’t have a desk that you can re-purpose then consider creating a basket or plastic bin with your children’s items neatly organized.
I also suggest a kitchen timer so that you can set that to keep them on task if necessary and it works great for reading.
I hope these tips help.
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