You might have heard of a work nest where office goers deck up their desks to create a conducive environment to work. But have you ever wondered that the same could be applicable to any work that requires dedication? Did you know that you could apply this concept to your children's study place too to encourage them to study or do homework? Sounds exciting! Doesn't it?
Halt a second. Have you already started worrying about the budget and space constraints? You can create your child's study nest anywhere and anyhow with these simple DIY ideas. Check them out right away!
Keep a safe haven of stationery
The basic necessity for a student is stationery items and having a separate stock of it (preferably a surprise stock for kids) could not only surprise your kids but also incentivise them to do homework and study at home. Here are a set of what they might need:
- Geometry box
- Sketch packet
- Colour pens
- Rough note
Whats more important is having an attractive box to put all these items into and making one is even more simpler! Just take an empty cardboard box that can contain all these items and cover it up with shiny gift wrappers.
Make a study table
You can anything from a small stool to carry boxes to build a study table. You can pile up sizeable boxes a top it with a writing pad to give the stiffness that the base requires while writing. Make the pile in such a size that will be at a convenient height to keep the book and read or write. As for a chair, you could use a stool that can be put close to the wall to make for a back rest.
Bag for books
Oh yes, your child must already have a school bag but this bag must be different from that and yet special. Take one of your shopping bags and get it embroidered or buy one of those fancy bags to put the child's rough notes or other books that can be kept at home.
Basket as reminders
Two big baskets - one for books that have completed homework/study and another one to remind of the pending list would be a great idea to encourage the child to be prompt in planning and finishing the pending works.
The gift box!
There's nothing like a gift box for putting in rewards for your kids' regularity. It could be anything from chocolates to pricey items. The idea of a surprise gift itself is an enticing one to woo your wards to do their academic work. Just put in an attractive gift wrapped closed cardboard box and promise to fill it for their expected behaviour. This would work wonders!
If you have a space that you could consecrate for his/her study, you could also fill it with motivational quotes in form of sticky notes, god or other favourite/lucky idols that inspire positivity. It could be anything from buddha to laughing buddha statue and fresh flowers/singed incense.
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