No parent wants to fight the homework battle with their kids. Creating a space that will allow them to work as efficiently as possible is important. Homework is not something most kids look forward to but creating a fun and functional space with your child might make it more enjoyable for both of you. Let’s look at some products that won’t make you choose between fun and function.
A desk lamp may sound boring, but the Woopsy desk lamp from LumiSource is anything but boring. The Woopsy desk lamp is designed to look like you accidentally spilled a can of brightly colored paint. Available in a rainbow of colors, this lamp will brighten up your child’s desk in more ways than one! The spilled paint is the base of the lamp and the tilted paint can is actually the matching linen shade. This light is available at Amazon.com and is sure to be one your kids won’t mind turning on when it is time to start their homework.
Kids use a lot of tape and the Playful Kitty Scotch Magic Tape dispenser available at Walmart.com is a great way to keep it at their fingertips. This refillable feline dispenser includes one roll of Scotch Magic Tape. Kids can write with pen, marker or pencil directly on the tape to label things. The dispenser is available as a black or white cat that rocks back and forth.
To organize all their pencils and pens the Floating Bucket Pen Holder from Zoohot will make it look like their writing implements are floating via a stream of water leaking from a hole in the bucket. The buckets are available in assorted colors and can be purchased on Amazon.com.
For stapling all those reports and assignments together, the stylish half strip stapler from Swingline offers a contemporary alternative to traditional staplers. Available in bright colors to perk up any desk, they can staple as many as 20 sheets together and are available at Target.
Having children sit with correct posture when working on their homework is most important. Poor posture not only affects kids’ health but can slow their physical development. Incorrect posture can lead to neck, shoulder and back pain. Spinal problems can also develop as a result of bad posture. The TCT Ergo-Kid-Chair at Overstock.com is designed for kids as young as 3 right up through their teen years. The chair features a memory foam seat and back rest designed to provide spine protection. Chair has a powder coated steel frame, rotation brake and wheels with self-locking casters. The chair is easy to assemble in about 10 minutes.
Homework won’t be such a hassle if you include your child in creating a cool and functional space to tackle their reading, writing and arithmetic.