As school assignments go digital, more parents are building dedicated spaces where they can monitor children’s activities.
By Cecilie Rohwedder
In our digital age, finding a place for children to do their homework can be a tough assignment.
Forget the kitchen table. Kitchens, which now often function as gathering, entertaining and play spaces, are getting busier, making it hard to do focused schoolwork. The dining table, the other usual standby, often can’t serve the demands of numerous electronic devices.
The result is increasing demand for a dedicated homework area. It must be close enough for parents to keep an eye on things, but far enough to minimize distraction. It also needs lots of plugs and wiring for electronics without looking like a space lab.