As the new school year gets underway, think about what you can do to help your child thrive. With the University of Salford’s well-publicised study showing that a child’s classroom environment can affect their learning and academic progress by as much as 25%, maybe it’s time to look at where they do their homework, too…
While many children now have a desk in their bedroom, how can you ensure it’s both study-friendly and fun and relaxing? Well, you could start by taking a second look at the walls…
While it used to be that a wall was simply a static structure that you could paint or decorate to make it more interesting, ThistlePro Magnetic plaster transforms it into an interactive space, meaning the opportunities are literally endless. It’s easily installed over a new wall surface or retrofitted over an existing wall and means you can change what’s on it as often as you like, without the need for nails, glue or drilling into the wall.
You can even combine with blackboard or white board paint to create handy working walls for when inspiration – or revision time - strikes. But most of all, it can help kids to keep their desk and other surfaces clear of clutter, so they can focus on their work.
Here are six reasons why you should consider installing a Magnetic Wall to transform your child’s bedroom into an interactive study space that they’ll love:
1. Aid visual learning
While recent research argues that actually, there’s no such thing as being a visual learner, many of us do think that looking at information helps us to retain it. Adding study notes and diagrams on Post-It notes to surfaces around the home is well known as a learning technique. However, with a Magnetic Wall a student can hang up study notes and prompts to help with their study and with far less damage than sticking notes directly onto decorated walls.
2. Ensure assignments are handed in on time
Mounting a magnetic wall planner, particularly a write-on, write-off one, to your child’s wall means they can easily keep track of essay and project deadlines or even exam times. It’s the ideal solution to make sure they know exactly what’s going on, when. Love retro styling? Use blackboard paint to create a huge old-school calendar directly onto the wall.
3. Help with revision
Displaying revision notes in a place where you'll read them all the time, even when not strictly revising can be the key to remembering them. As Thistle Magnetic plaster can be painted with whiteboard paint, your kids can even use whiteboard markers to simply write their main subject points on the wall, knowing you’ll be able to easily wipe it clean afterwards with no wall damage.
4. Easily mixes work – and play
At the end of the day, your child’s room isn’t just a study but a place to relax too, so let them have fun and use their wall creatively. Adding or removing photos is easy and they can update school and holiday photos without the hassle of drilling new holes into the wall. Use magnetic tape with a sticky back, cut it to size, then simply stick it to the back of the frame.
5. Encourages creativity
A Magnetic Wall is perfect for keeping tabs on creative homework projects - particularly if you use with white board paint so they can write straight on the wall - as well as being the perfect blank canvas for showing off finished art work. You could even invest in some magnetic frames for their masterpieces!
6. Uses space more effectively
Kids often end up with the box room, so using the space creatively will help them make the most of the area they do have. While shelving is one idea, a Magnetic Wall can ensure you make best use of all available space so your child can not only work productively – but chill out, too.