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How to Create a Homework Station for Back to School Success

Heading back to school takes a lot of preparation.  Not only do you need to gather supplies for the backpack, but you also have to get ready at home, too.  Making lunches, laying out the perfect outfit, and keeping up with homework are just some of the added chores when school is back in session.

Convincing the kids to get their homework finished on time isn’t always easy.  One way to encourage them to study is to set up a homework station.  Having the proper materials at hand will give your student one less distraction.  And creating an inspiring homework station will make it more fun.

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Start by finding the perfect place in your home for doing homework.  You want an area that is away from distractions such as the television or other kids coming and going.

If you have room for a desk, this Schoolhouse Desk and Chair set from Jet.com will put your child in a studying mindset.  You’ll love the lift up storage area for saving ongoing homework papers and projects.  No more excuses about lost papers!kids desk

Keep everything in one place with this handy homework station.

Communication between the school, the child, and the parent is important to having a successful school year.  The calendar in this hanging station is great for keeping due dates clear so everyone is on the same page.  That means fewer nights with last minute essays and projects.

Stashing pencils, scissors, glue sticks, and other supplies is easy.  With materials on hand, your student can focus on getting work done instead of looking for a pencil.

This homework station hangs by the attached eyelets on removable adhesive hooks. The hooks are included with your purchase.homework-organizer-multi-primary

Be sure to keep a pencil sharpener close at hand.  This will help your child stay on task with their work, even when that pencil tip isn’t as pointy as they like.

This sharpener has an auto stop feature.  That’s handy for kids who never quite know when the pencil is ready to use.  It also offers anti-microbial protection.  (Fewer germs, fewer missed school days!)  And the large shaving reservoir leaves plenty of space for many sharpening.pencil sharpener

Liven up the homework station with some colorful art.  You can choose motivational quotes that will speak to your child.

For the sports minded child, choose a quote from an athletic hero like Michael Jordan.jordan quote

Grab these mini wall art prints that remind your child of the encouraging words you love to speak to them every day.  The pop of color will keep them motivated.walyouxxx0507-2_grande

If your child is an artist, why not liven up the homework station with their own works of art?  This display makes hanging those artistic creations simple.  And it’s large enough that you won’t have to choose between your favorites.hanging kids art

A well-stocked homework station can help your young student stay on task.  They’ll complete their homework on time.

End the excuses and help them to learn how to focus.  That will mean less stress and more free time to spend as a family doing those things you love the most.

Take advantage of these back to school deals and set your child up for a great school year!