When you create a learning space at home, you have opportunities for personalization. Depending on your child’s learning preference, you might want to optimize the learning space based on their strengths and interests.
For example, you may decide to hang maps and images for visual learners or make space for reading aloud with your student if they’re an auditory learner. For kinesthetic learners, you could have your student use a stability ball instead of a chair for short periods of time throughout their day.
"Setting up an effective learning space is actually part of the FUN,” shares Learning Coach Melissa S. “In anticipation for the upcoming school year, we love to create a dedicated learning area with plenty of sunlight, a dry erase board, bulletin board, desk, bean bag chair for reading, and some inspirational framed prints or posters. It’s essential to make it a comfortable, positive atmosphere to make your student excited to be productive!"
These are all great factors to consider when establishing effective learning environments. And remember, an optimal environment for learning doesn’t need to be boring. Consider also decorating the space with your child’s favorite colors, books, and other items to cater the space to their interests, making it more exciting for them to spend time there.