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How to Create the Perfect Tween Study Space

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When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children, we wanted to provide them with a space that was conducive to learning while still allowing them the comforts of being at home. While I didn’t want them to feel like they were at school, I wanted to have a place in our home where school work happened and distractions were kept at a minimum.

Learn how to creae the perfect tween study space for your child with these four easy steps.

Thankfully we bought a home with a large upstairs that offers a huge playroom area. When we purchased our home we had no plans of homeschooling but loved the extra large playroom. It’s kind of amazing how things like that work out. So we took half of the playroom and created a space that is not only functional but it provides them with everything they need to be successful while learning at home.

How to Create the Perfect Tween Study Space

Make a Plan. I never do anything without making a plan. I’m the type that loves making lists. My life basically revolves around lists and plans. With all that I have on my plate, it’s how I am able to function and get everything that needs to be done, done. Before heading out and spending any money, analyze the space you want to use, get the measurements you’ll need, and make a plan for your tween study space.

Learn how to creae the perfect tween study space for your child with these four easy steps.

Get the Basics. This one is pretty much a given. You’ll need something to sit on, something to work on, and good lighting. You don’t have to go the traditional route like we did. Instead of a normal chair, you could opt for a bean bag chair. If you don’t have good lighting, stock up on eclectic lamps. Build your tween’s perfect study space based on their likes.

Learn how to create the perfect tween study space for your child with these four easy steps.

Make it Comfortable. Create a comfortable place for them to work and study. From personal floor heaters to seat pillows, make it a space they want to be while studying.

Make it Colorful. If your tween knows exactly what they want, allow them to lead in this area. Since I have more than one using the same space, they both had to make some compromises. We used a mix of their favorite colors and created a space both of them love to use.

Learn how to create the perfect tween study space for your child with these four easy steps.

Keep distractions at a minimum. Our tween study space is actually their classroom too. Although we homeschool, I’m very strict with their school work and hours. Keep their study space free of distractions, such as televisions, tablets, and games, unless they are used for learning.

When trying to figure out how to create the perfect tween study space, what works for me might not work for you. You obviously know your children better than anyone. Figure out how they like to learn, what helps them focus, and how they envision their study space and go from there.

Learn how to create the perfect tween study space for your child with these four easy steps.

This school year my children have been using Big Fat Notebooks during their study time. Each study guide includes the subject’s key concepts. What’s really nice about these are that they are written in a way that is engaging for young readers and draws attention to the most important details in the middle school curriculum. The bright colors are eye-catching and the doodles help the reader better understand what is being taught. Plus, at the end of each chapter there is a quiz to capture all that was learned.

Learn how to create the perfect tween study space for your child with these four easy steps.

Big Fat Notebooks have been really great at helping my children understand key concepts. Feel free to learn more about Big Fat Notebooks and see if they could help your middle school student master middle school!

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About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    I love that! A good study space is key for the kids to be successful.

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    This is such a great idea. One of the best ways to make sure the kids succeed is to have a space that makes it easy for them to concentrate and learn.

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    That is such a good idea! It’s so important that our kids have a space where they can do their homework with out any distractions.

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    I love this! We nevest in some new things for our homeschool space when we move. I love the drawers you have by the desk!

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    Those Big Fat Notebooks are super cool! The study struggle is real with tweens, so anything that helps them focus on schoolwork and learning is a total win.

  6. 6

    These are some good ideas. I think keeping the area distraction free should help a lot. It does have to be comfortable though.

  7. 7

    Great ideas here! We homeschooled for 15 years. Most of my kids are in school now, but my 15 year old still homeschools.

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    aziel morte says:

    What a good ideas, I always love the good space

  9. 9

    These are great ideas! Your study place looks neat and comfy! Saving that info-graphic too!

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    Robin Rue says:

    Having a study space can make all the difference with focus. I had one when I was younger.

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    Jennifer Henry-Novich says:

    This looks like such a neat area to have just for studying. I bet your kids appreciate it!

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    A study space all of their own is a great idea. If they like their surroundings, the more likely they’ll be to use the area more frequently. You can never go wrong with frequent studying!

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    Kita Bryant says:

    I love it! I wish I had something like this when I was a kid. Would have helped wonders!

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    This is a great way to use your space. I love to organize and keeps things orderly, its a better way to stay productive. Giving their own space is a great way to keep them focused.

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    Ourfamilyworld says:

    This is very lovely. So suitable for the tween, perfect idea!

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    We need a space like this in my home. My kids just plop down where ever most days.

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    It’s important for children of any age to have their own space. I like the idea of making a tween study space.

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    Great idea. I think your children would enjoy it so much. It’s really an ideal space for learning since it can motivate children’s creativity and desire. So cool.

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    My tween nephew just wants to decorate his space himself. I suggested him some ideas. He refused all but yours. So I’d like to give you a big big thanks!!

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