Boys and girls or inquisitive and many like to educate themselves in what takes they’re interest. What is a study desk: A flat table area where a person can sit and read, write, draw & sketch that could be located in a child’s bedroom to encourage study, life long passion or develop a future career path.
A dedicated study desk in a child’s bedroom is an area that can be organized to benefit a boy or girls learning needs, more comfort, and it’s in they’re own personal space away from noise and distractions so they can focus on school work.
Sitting at an appropriate desk to study in a room helps not only a child’s concentration, better handwriting than sitting on a floor, but installs priority with study routines and habits that benefit they’re learning progress. You’re daughter or son could have everything at arms length on a desk and not left around a room for another family member to move.
When does a child benefit from a bedroom study desk?
A defined purpose desk space and chair for study in a bedroom can help older children from around 10 years old become more motivated to start, continue and finish school work rather than sitting on the edge of a bed.
A desk also gives a child independence to think on there own in a personal space that could help cognitive and creative thinking for school work, and using the desk for other interests.
- At an early age young boys and girls gain benefit of a study desk to sit at from 3 years old and above. The child starts a positive routine where they know that sitting down at table is better for play, drawing or completing set tasks at nursery school. A desk and chair at preschool age should be an appropriate size and level for a kid under 5 years old.
- From school age at 4-5 years old a child will require a bigger size desk (800mm width) that they can grow with that is at the right height and provides enough space for drawing, school work, hobbies & interests.
Sitting at a study desk is more comfortable
From an early age I personally think a parent should install the benefits of sitting correctly up right on a chair and at a desk, as this helps a child to concentrate. Sitting comfortable means you are not slouching and starting to be less focused.
Lying on a bed or sitting on the floor a kid could become too comfortable or develop stiffness and become less interested to continue or complete school or university work.
Bedrooms provide less distractions & noise from family members
- An area away from noise and distractions is important for a child to focus on school work, hence a desk in a bedroom that is separate for study is far better than sitting on a floor, sharing a dining table or using a gaming surface area.
Communal family areas such as a kitchen or dining room for study are not beneficial to a students learning. A quit space, such as a bedroom keeps a child away from interruptions or temptations and creates a more focused learning environment.
With 2 children sharing a bedroom it’s a good idea to have 2 individual tables positioned away from each other for less disturbance if one person is studying and the other child is sleeping or relaxing.
A bedroom is the child’s own personal space
Boys and girls spend a lot of time in they’re bedroom and could be more relaxed in a private space they have, although this depends on the individual personality of each child. Many children I have taught at secondary school stated they can concentrate and are more focused in they’re dedicated area, mainly in a bedroom.
Orginised tidy bedroom study area
Kids could have separation away from a study area using a desk rather that sitting on a bed or floor. It is not necessary to study on table, although a child’s learning progress and organization is far better. From experience I found when all books, drawing & writing material and computer are kept tidy in one place a child knows where each item is located, and is less prone to damage from standing or sitting on school coursework.
For me, I intend to purchase a study desk with storage drawers so a school child will have plenty space for all material to complete school work and store material away on shelves and in drawers.
Is it necessary to study on a table from early age? I think yes. Why? Providing an appropriate dedicated chair & study desk is important for a child to have a routine & plan on how and where they will study effectively, which helps with concentration, focus and being organised on individual learning tasks.
Choose right size, height of child’s desk
- Equally important is the right desk and seat appropriate for the age of you’re child to study in comfort and work effectively. Younger and smaller children require a lower down desk according to height that is usually not suitable for teenage children.
- Also choosing the right length and width table so a child can effectively complete all desired work is crucial, as with an upright seat to help with body posture, (without leavers) and stays at the desk available for the child to use.
- Younger children 3-5 years have different requirements when it come to school work possibly desk width 600mm. Older children need a larger surface of 800-1200mm width for technical drawing or easy access to required materials on the surface.
- Consideration for the surface of the desk being flat, spacious enough to place papers on and move around is very important, especially when drawing, using a compass or protractor to calculate accurate measurements for maths school homework or university assignments.
- The study table could be fixed in one place, or part of a bedroom furniture set. A fold up or movable desk would be more suitable to complete certain learning tasks that require space in a small or shared bedroom.