This is the second in a series of posts , starting at basics of using The Spak Station.
WHERE IS THE SPARK STATION LOCATED AND DOES IT MATTER?
It does matter where The Spark Station is located. It is best if it is an actual closet in the room the family studies in. If it is a different sort of container it is best stored in the family study room. If it cannot be stored in the study area then it needs to be easily accessed.
If you use an actual closet that is not in the room you use for family study then it needs to be in an adjoining room or hall. If it is a few rooms away, on the other side of the house, or on a different floor it will not work well for children. The closet will need shelves so you can put items for older children higher than items for younger children.
Use clear tubs or bags inside your Spark Station, with pictures or labels on them so that everything is visible. Make it colorful, exciting, and interesting. Don’t stack it in a way that is difficult for children to manage, to get out and to put away.
This isn’t your living room and it isn’t Better Homes and Gardens. This isn’t about tasteful arrangement; this is about an inspirational explosion!
If The Spark Station is a container other than an actual closet, it is sometimes stored in another room. There are some things which need to be considered in this event.
* It needs to be easily moved to the room where the family studies.
* You need to be able to segregate items for older children and younger children.
* You need to be able to secure the container so that it cannot be accessed by your children until you get it out.
* It has to be a size that will accommodate the needs of your children. You may need multiple containers if they are small.
* It needs to be easily accessible to your children during study time.
* Don’t overfill the container so that your child can get the contents in an out by themselves as much as possible.
* This isn’t your living room and it isn’t Better Homes and Gardens. This isn’t about
tasteful arrangement; this is about an inspirational explosion!
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