Soon to school - in August it's time to do it.Arrangement of a workplace for your future high achiever. For the first time in his life he is attending classes or in the tenth - it is not so important as how the chosen furniture, lighting and storage systems affect health and academic performance. Do not know what to do? We will tell you what to look for. The situation in the office affects the result of efforts and overall well-being - any adult will confirm this, even if you have to work at home. Schoolchildren have their own tasks - to get knowledge, and an organized workplace certainly structures this process and makes progress stable. Do not think that the sofa and laptop are enough to keep pace in all subjects. Try from the very first days to ensure your son or daughter the opportunity to learn peacefully, fruitfully and without harm to health.
Where to find a place
Ideally, the work area should be maximallyIsolated. To arrange it in a passage room or in the kitchen is not a good idea, but if there are no other options, try to separate the place visually or using a mobile screen. It is very important that in the field of view of the student focused on their own affairs, the image flashing on the television screen does not fall.
How to choose a table
The parameters of the correct table are in a straight linedepending on the size of the young growing organism. with variable height - a solution that will help you adapt to the growing body. It's simple - putting your elbows on the table, the child should effortlessly reach his temples with his fingers. With an increase of 120 centimeters, the height of the table will thus be about 52 centimeters, with an increase of 160 - 67 centimeters. The width of the table depends on what is on it. Most likely, over time, a computer will appear here - doctors recommend placing it so that the distance to the screen is 60-70 centimeters. A pull-out shelf helps you find extra space for your keyboard. For first graders who are just learning to read and write, it is important to ensure minimal stress on vision and spine. This can be done if the table top is slightly inclined - so that the distance from the eyes to the book or notebook is about 30-35 centimeters. Authors - PlatFORM Design Studio Our opinion: - The glossy surface of the table hurts the eyesight - glare wears the eyes. A black color contrasts too much with the whiteness of the paper. Choose light matte natural materials and avoid sharp corners.
How to choose a chair
The table and chair must be selectedat the same time, and your student must take the most active part in the choice. With the correct position of the body, the legs are bent at a right angle and stand on the floor or stand, the lower back touches the back of the chair, reaching the edge of the shoulder blades. The seat and backrest adjustable in height with the possibility of changing the tilt are the best choice if you do not plan to change furniture every year. A chair with casters is easier to move, but make sure they are securely fastened. For younger students, experts still advise buying a simple chair without armrests - there is less temptation to spin, roll and be distracted from lessons. An uncomfortable position while working on lessons is a guarantee of potential health problems, so be sure to make sure that your child is comfortable and monitor his posture. Our opinion: - Rounded corners of the seat and reliable retaining legs are the key to reducing the likelihood of minor household injuries. Materials choose with the content of natural fibers, and forget about the skin - the touch to the seat should be pleasant both in the heat and in the cold.
Subtlety of lighting
In order to make lessons, it was convenient, andNatural, and artificial lighting. A universal rule: the source of light must be on the left and in front at the right-handers and on the right of the left-handers, so the shadow does not fall on the paper by hand. The light from the window is more pleasantly scattered - do not arrange a workplace on the windowsill, retreat by 40-50 centimeters. At dusk, turn on the upper light and the desk lamp. The recommended lamp power is 40-60 watts. Experts consider optimal for eyesight that does not distort color and does not affect the sight of warm white light - choose a light shade and a traditional incandescent lamp. Our view: - Optimum angle of light drop will change as your baby grows - buy immediately the lamp on the adjustable bracket.
Storage and organization
The storage system can be anything - shelves, drawers,baskets. But, if it is possible to allocate several places for different categories: notebooks, textbooks, writing utensils. Labels and inscriptions will help first graders not to get confused and easily find what they need. Modules with transparent cells are a good option for elementary school. Please note that everything removed to the far corner will simply disappear from the student's memory, and that which is in plain sight will be actively used. Walls should not be empty: Why not place a magnetic or cork board here? On it you can store a schedule, notes that remind you of important things and just inspiring pictures and letters of commendation. Our opinion: - Psychologists believe that in the process of memorizing a very important role is played by the graphic representation of the material. Teach your child to use a magnetic or cork board for training: here you can visually demonstrate the connections between the facts, draw diagrams and graphs, store cards with foreign words that you need to remember.
Importance of color
Of course, the color of the work area should be liked.to your student, there is nothing more pointless than trying to focus where something is annoying. Universal advice: choose neutral tones, but perhaps the temperament of the child should be taken into account. Blue and green tones will calm the choleric person, help concentration, yellow and orange shades will add energy to the phlegmatic person. They love dark and gray shades very much - this palette helps them to feel their uniqueness. Our opinion: - Researches of scientists show interesting facts about interrelation of design of a premise and a psychological condition of pupils. So, cold tones contribute to concentration in general, and bright and warm improves the mood for children in primary school. Becoming older, students prefer more muted and pastel shades. And in a room with walls of a favorite color, fewer mistakes are allowed in the work.