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  • Tips for Homeschooling your children during lockdown

    With schools closed, parents are trying to keep their children entertained. Homeschooling may seem a daunting prospect, but with the right resources and furniture, you can keep children focused on their learning and add some routine to your days.

    Create the right environment

    Your child needs a quiet, well-lit place to work. Ideally, they should be sat at a desk as this will remind them of school. Our Stompa Furniture range has a cabin bed with desk and a high sleeper with desk which ensures that your child has the perfect place to sit and focus.

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    Be organised

    Having the right stationery is important. But pens, pencils, scissors, glue and paper can all pile up. To avoid clutter, a high sleeper with desk or cabin bed with desk also has drawers and optional shelves, so there is a place to organise all the equipment your children will need.

    Avoid distractions

    Switch the TV off. Whilst your children are studying, they should switch off electronic devices. They may need to use a laptop or computer, but televisions, radios and MP3 players can all provide unnecessary diversions.

    Stay healthy

    Research has proven that staying hydrated can improve concentration levels. Furthermore, eating healthy snacks will prepare your children for successful learning. Getting a good night’s sleep is also important. You may wish to consider our Stompa Furniture to find a high sleeper with desk and also choose a comfortable mattress to ensure that your child wakes up refreshed and ready to learn.

    Grey Kids Avenue midsleeper child's bed

    Structure days

    Sit down with your child and help them to prioritise tasks. They may be feeling overwhelmed with the range and quantity of work they have been set. Perhaps, draw up a loose timetable. There will be a place to stick it on a cabin bed with desk so they can visually see how their day is organised.

    Have a break

    Don’t forget to include breaks into the day’s routine. Having a cabin bed with desk will allow your child to be able to relax in their bedroom without being surrounded by the clutter of

  • How to keep a normal routine during lockdown

    Our usual lives may be on hold whilst the world is in lockdown, but routine is still essential in helping children maintain some normality in their lives.

    How do I create a routine?

    First of all, be flexible. Plan a schedule that includes both structured activities as well as free time. Some children may even like planning their routine, so get them involved.

    What could this routine look like?

    There is no one perfect way to organise a routine. Each family is different. However, here are some ideas we think could help.

    Keep Moving: Maintaining physical activity is vital in keeping a healthy body and mind. Get your kids up and moving every day. If you don’t have lots of room, think about getting a kids bed with drawers to make sure everything can be tidied away and ensuring there is more floor space. Jumping jacks, yoga stretches, and burpee challenges can all be easily done in a bedroom.

    Get Studying: Schools are providing work and, although you can’t reproduce a classroom, you can provide a great study area for your children to stop and focus on learning. Having a cabin bed with desk means that there can be a designated study area that doesn’t encroach on other spaces.

    Which cabin bed with desk do you recommend?

    Many of our cabin beds come with a pullout desk, meaning that work can be put away at the end of the day. Our midsleeper cabin bed with desk provides a cosy and durable solution to keeping bedrooms practical yet relaxing.

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    Craft Away: With more time to spend with the kids, why not get creative? Getting a cabin bed with desk means that you can help your children find their artistic streak. The desk space will allow them to make rockets out of recycling or necklaces out of pasta. Having a kids bed with drawers ensures that you have a space for them to store their creations.

    Organise your Space: Think about all the clutter your children have accumulated over the last few years. Get them involved in resorting and reorganising their bedrooms. A girls bed with storage is the perfect piece of furniture to organise toys, clothes, and shoes. A cabin bed with a desk also provides lots of storage solutions; more shelving to place books and room to store toy boxes underneath the bed. If you declutter as a family, you will be amazed at how many forgotten toys will be rediscovered.

    Give Each Other Space: Try and fit in some downtime into your daily routine. Let children go to their bedrooms and relax. Having some free time by themselves is important but, to relax properly, they need a calm space. A girls bed with storage or a kids bed with drawers will help keep bedrooms organised and tidy, creating a more inviting place to sit and read or listen to music.

    Keep in Touch: Another use for a cabin bed with desk is to help your children stay in touch with family and friends. A desk to put a laptop on means videoing calling is easier. It also provides a place where they can write letters and postcards, helping them feel more connected to the outside world.

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