5 study desk tips to help your kid do better

April 06, 2017
  • Dining room chairs are usually too high and too deep for kids
    1 / 5 Dining room chairs are usually too high and too deep for kids

    Their spines are not supported because their feet don’t touch the ground, and their backs don’t rest well on the backrest of the seat.

    The table height may also lead to increased tension around the neck and shoulders.

    Related: Singapore mom’s secret to getting unmotivated child to study 

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  • Consider an ergonomic desk and chair instead
    2 / 5 Consider an ergonomic desk and chair instead

    A tilted desk surface brings reading materials closer to his eyes, which reduces the tendency of bad neck posture.

    Related: How to make my child sit up straight

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  • While seated, his elbow should be at the same level as the desk
    3 / 5 While seated, his elbow should be at the same level as the desk

    His shoulders should be relaxed and level, and he should be able to partially rest his forearms on the desk.

    Related: 2 out of 3 Singapore kids have tuition 

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  • Her chair should support her entire back fully
    4 / 5 Her chair should support her entire back fully

    Her thighs should be parallel to the floor, with his feet touching the ground or supported by a footrest.

    Related: Sitting properly help grades

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  • LED desk lamp
    5 / 5 LED desk lamp

    A good LED desk lamp provides a constant and steady source of light that neither flashes nor flickers, to help reduce glare.

    Related: How to help your child with exam stress

    (Photos: 123RF.com)

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