How to Ensure a Productive HBL
With the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in May, the government imposed home-based learning for primary, secondary and junior college students in Singapore. While the number of infected cases per day remains low in the meantime and face-to-face classes have resumed, schools will continue to implement blended learning (a hybrid of online and offline learning) from Q3 of 2021.
Since we are headed into Q3 of 2021, it is high time parents get their children’s study area at home prepared and ensure that it is fully equipped before another home-based learning (HBL) period kicks in again. Read on to find out how to ensure that your children have a productive HBL experience.
1. Have a Designated Learning or Study Area
A well planned dedicated working area with fewer distractions will ensure that the child or children can focus on their studies with higher concentration levels. For the best results, make sure the workspace has a clean surface and as few distractions as possible. Choosing a space with the least sounds and sights that might distract your child. A quiet room away from the TV is ideal.
You can set the dedicated workspace in any underused space in your home, such as the hallway or a quiet corner in your home office. The goal is to find a place where the children can settle down fast and prepare themselves to attend digital classes or finish up their assignments.
To yield maximum productivity, ensure that your child has a table that is comfortable to work on even after a long period of studying. This will be the perfect time to invest in high-quality furniture specially designed for your kids, like the Kidchamp Magicube ergonomic study desk. With a precision height adjustable study desk that has a tiltable tabletop, it is perfect for writing, drawing, and reading in comfort.
2. Enforce Good Habits
On top of having a designated study area, it is also important to instil the value of good studying habits in your kids.
No Food at The Study Table
Good habits to adopt include not eating at the study table. The study table should not be used as a dining space as it is unhygienic and might cause overeating, since the body has not been conditioned to consume meals in that particular environment.
Children should always be disconnected from TikTok and any other applications when they are at the study table. To avoid distractions, make sure smartphones, tablets, and gaming devices are not allowed at the study table. This is especially important for tweens and teenagers who are prone to constant distractions by smartphone notifications from social media applications.
By banning smartphones and tablets at the study table, you will also help reduce the urge your kids will have of checking their favourite social media applications to procrastinate.
3. Get a Proper Chair
In order to sit still, remain focused and be productive, a comfortable chair is necessary. Without the right chair, kids tend to develop poor posture after sitting at their study tables for an extended period of time without proper back support.
When it comes to picking the right study chair, keep in mind also that our little ones should not use furniture designed for adults, which do not offer the right support for their bodies. Consider getting a chair meant for your child’s body size.
A good example is the Kidchamp Cres 2.0, which is a highly adjustable and durable chair for children. The chair is ergonomically designed and can be adjusted as your child grows. It features a crescent-shaped base and a saddle design for the ultimate sitting comfort and experience. The Kidschamp Cres 2.0 is ergonomically designed to give your child proper back support at all times,
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