8 Things Your Child Needs For A Great School Year

It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to a close and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. The leaves are beginning to change color and those cool, refreshing mornings are starting to occur more frequently. Some folks, like me, get excited for this time of year. I love the changes taking place around me.

Schools are preparing for the return of students, getting classrooms set up and materials organized. Every parent of school aged children knows the drill- pick up the supply list and head to the big box store for this year's school supplies. Teachers do a wonderful job preparing you for the classroom, but rarely prepare you for what you need at home.

Adults that work from home know the importance of having their own quiet space to work in. The exact same thing is true for children. A child that has his or her own space to study and read is more likely to succeed in school.

1. Desk or Study Area

This may seem like a no-brainer, but many students don’t have their own work space. Having their own distraction free area allows them to do their work and take pride in their space. Consider your child and their specific needs. Maybe a traditional desk isn't

ideal for your student. Don't be afraid to think out of the box to help them find the perfect study area furniture.

Give them a desk or alternative that none of their friends will have- shop local! Don't forget to bring your child along to help in the selection of their new furniture, after all, it is for them. You want them to have something that is functional, but something they will take pride in as well.


2. Chair

The chair is another obvious furniture piece. Your child needs a comfortable place to sit while working at his or her desk or space. This could mean anything from a traditional chair that you might find at a furniture store, to a bean bag, to a yoga ball. Some students even prefer to stand while they do their work. Talk to your student to determine what would be best for him or her. It’s really fun to mix and match the desk with a unique chair.