A+ Homework Helpers

Try these tips to set up an effective homework spot for your child:

Provide a lap desk if your child likes to do homework in bed.
  1. Clear the desk clutter.  Does your child have a clear space to spread outand work? Remove anything that has piled up on the desk but isn’t related to homework.
  2. Have the most-used supplies (pens, pencils, stapler, notepad) out on the desk and ready to go.
  3. Make sure your child’s desk has drawers or another spot to keep the less-used school/craft supplies.
  4. If your child prefers to work at the kitchen, stash supplies in a cabinet or basket.
  5. Have good lighting for the workspace.
  6. If your child likes to work on the bed, get a lap desk.
  7. Provide a place for the papers. No matter where your child likes to work – desk, bed, or kitchen counter – be sure they have a place to store their school papers. A desktop file works great – label a folder for each class.

    Give papers a home with a desktop file.

Elizabeth Goodsell is a Professional Organizer and owner of That’s Neat! Organizing. Check us out at www.thatsneatorganizing.com or call 617-905-7762.

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