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Creating a Productive Homework Space

Are you thinking of buying a new home for your family? As you look at NEW homes in Central Ohio, consider where your children will do their studying and homework once you move in. Depending on the age of your child, they could do homework in their bedroom or at the kitchen table.

The key to creating a productive homework space is making sure that whatever area you choose, it should be quiet, well-lit and contain plenty of appropriate supplies. New homes in central Ohio frequently include bonus rooms that you can outfit as a study or library that your child can use for homework. No matter which room gets designated as a homework space, it should feature some type of table or desk, and a chair of appropriate height for the child.

The homework space should also be stocked with the essentials such as: paper, pencils, pens, a dictionary and thesaurus, an atlas, scissors, tape and glue, a calculator, index cards and art supplies such as markers and construction paper. The supplies can be kept in a plastic storage container or dedicated drawer for easy access.

If your child needs to use a computer for homework, make sure it has reliable internet access in an area of your home that can be easily supervised. Remind the child that “chatting,” surfing the web or instant messaging will not be allowed during homework time. Limit phone use during homework time – your own and that of your child’s will keep distractions to a minimum. Also, keep a calendar handy so that you can keep track of long-term projects, reports, tests and papers for easy reference. Having a printer handy with sufficient ink will also save you from making unexpected trip to the 24-hour copy center.

When you search for new homes in central Ohio, stop by one of Maronda Homes 34 wonderful communities in the central Ohio area to see the beautiful one and two story floor plans. Our homes are conveniently located through out Central Ohio. For more information on Maronda Homes you may visit our website where can get up to date information on our locations, incentives, and pricing.

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