How to Keep Your Kids Focused With A Homework Station

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Are you finding homework time an effort? Do your kids find it hard to shut out the world around them and focus on getting their work done? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Why not try setting up a designated homework station? It’s simple to do and great for kids and teens. Áine Behan, CEO of Cortechs, shares some tips on How to Keep your Kids Focused with a Homework Station:

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How to Create a Homework Station

The mid-term break is the perfect time to get creative with your kids and design the perfect Homework Station. Getting your child involved will help get them excited about the space.

Here are some tips for creating a homework station that works for your child:

Productive Space

Having a designated homework station trains your child to recognise the area as a ‘productive space’. Now they can get focused, complete their homework and head off for some much deserved play time. Teaching your child how to focus will help them throughout their school journey and into adult life. The younger they start the better.

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The mid-term break is the perfect time to get creative with your kids and design the perfect Homework Station. Get your child involved so they have input and it will help get them excited about the space.

Infograph: How to Create a Homework Station

Here are some tips for creating a homework station that works for your child:

Download the Make the Perfect Homework Station Infograph

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The finishing touches

  • Have a special homework notebook, this is great to track assignments and communicate with the teachers.
  • Keep a good stock of pencils, pens, colours, highlighters, erasers and toppers. Get nice jars for storing them.

Don’t worry if you don’t have room for a whole designated area. Why not have a little ‘portable homework kit’ packed with stationery that you can pop onto the kitchen table. Even this will make homework time feel more like a set routine and area.

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These little steps will help your child focus a bit better at homework time, making it less stressful for them and training them how to focus. More focus means homework is completed quicker and they have more play time.

Who are Cortechs?

Cortechs are passionate about making focus fun by putting neuroscience into smart games. Cortechs use brain powered play and elements of neurofeedback as a powerful tool to improve attention in kids. While this is great for all kids it is of particular benefit to children with ADHD or any attention deficit issues.

Neurofeedback works by retraining the brain using brainwaves. The brain actually changes itself by learning new patterns of paying attention. The beauty of this is that, once the brain learns, it doesn’t tend to forget. Learning, memory and attention are just some of the areas that neurofeedback can help with. Cortechs wanted to bring the benefits of this into the home by making neurofeedback mobile and deliverable in its games.

Cortechs current offering is Zip and the Misty Mountain game for 6-12 year olds. With Zip, children use their brainwaves to learn how to master their powers of focus to help Zip reach the Grand Master at the top of the mountain. With increased concentration comes reward; the more children reach the attentive zone, the further they can progress through the game. Zip & The Misty Mountain is now available for download on iOS and Google Play. See in our video below how children are using Zip to get more focused.

If you want to find out more about Áine and Cortechs you can contact them at hello@cortechs.ie or find them on Facebook or their website.

Over to you! Have you created a homework station for your kids? Do you have any tips for homework time? Share them with us in the comments below. 

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