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How to make your child's personal space learner friendly

Number 1 Tip: Get your children involved!

Place your children at the centre of their learning and value their ideas and options about how they would like their room to look. Offer compromises and work together.

Children love all things interactive so something simple like hanging a small whiteboard on their door or wall is a great way to engage them in their learning. There is so much fun to be had with a whiteboard on the door. Why not put a maths question or English riddle on the board and explain that the answer is the passcode for them to get back into their room!

Working walls are also a great way to make your children’s learning interactive. Carve out a space of wall in your child’s room and attach a large board or a large piece of poster paper. Allow your child to be creative and write/draw on the working wall. Support them in sticking up their favourite pieces of work and allow them to complete homework tasks on the wall as an alternative to a notebook or IPad.

Above all, remember, children learn best when they are having fun! Follow your children’s excitement and go with the flow of their ideas.

It is also important to remember that having separate ‘zones’ is really important for a balanced mindset. Whilst it is great to have some working spaces and learning resources in your child’s bedroom, this should be a place where they can relax and unwind.



Lydia Scaltsas: Experienced Primary Teacher & Private Tutor Graduated from University of Strathclyde with a 1st Class Honors in BA (Hons) Primary Education. Registered with the General Teaching Council (GTCS) Owner and Private Tutor at LS Tuition: Instagram: @lydias_tuition Facebook: @LSTuition


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