Homework is an unavoidable part of every child's life. Some embrace it, most bemoan it, but all must do it. If your child is likely to benefit from a bit more focus and a watchful eye, and if you are likely to benefit from a more organized student, a homework station may be just what your home needs.
A common organizational challenge of families with school-age kids is how to keep schoolwork from taking over every available horizontal surface. We featured a few ideas on homework caddies not too long ago but this elegant solution for older students at Simplify by Sara recently caught our eye. Her daughter was having a tough time with the transition to middle school and her grades were suffering as a result. Staying true to her style, Sara kept it simple by creating a focused and organized area for homework which is in the open and out from behind the closed doors of her daughter's bedroom.
Having everything at hand (in two very cool vintage wooden boxes) and creating a new after-school routine is paying off already--her daughter recently scored 104% on an English exam. Nicely done!
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