My Kid Wasn't Able to Focus on Remote Learning Until I Bought One of These Flex Seating Options
One thing I've learned during my child's first two days of at-home kindergarten (which rightfully have felt like two lifetimes) is that the concept of a designated place for them to sit all day is, frankly, a fool's errand. Despite having several hours of screen time on her schedule, she's still a kid who is meant to be in a near-constant state of motion.
And although I can't take her for a walk around the block at a moment's notice or dismiss her for 30 minutes of recess (remember playgrounds?) in the middle of the afternoon, I discovered that what I could do was give her a few extra options for how to keep her body engaged throughout her school day. Maybe she spends her morning upright with her table and chair, but when it's time to practice writing letters, she can move to a flex seat on the floor. And when she wants to be near me as I work from my desk, she can saddle up with a portable desk of her own. What I've quickly found is that by being able to change her surroundings ever so slightly, she's less likely to lose interest or focus.
If you're stuck on ways to offer your elementary-aged kiddos more ways to use their space at home, I've rounded up a few of my favourites. And considering I'm an apartment dweller, I can confidently attest to these being worthwhile options for those without much room to spare.