Preparing a Learning Environment

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It’s hard to keep kids focused sometimes. They need an environment that encourages them to learn.  I have come to believe it is very important to keep the kid’s place of learning simple, straightforward and devoid of distraction.  Also, to keep it consistent.  While it’s nice to have some flexibility in where and when they learn, it’s vital to have some rhythm associated with their studies.

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For us, this consists of the dining room table, fully cleared and containing only learning tools.  I have also decided that a snack is important during the morning studies as it keeps their growing brains free from distractive hunger prior to lunch.  Preparing a simple plate of healthy snacks to set on the table keeps them from getting grumpy and begging me for a break.

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It brings peace to have things organized and aesthetically pleasing.  Especially for an ever growing child that already has so many new things going on in their minds.

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