Make it easier on your child's eyes by providing a well-lit and glare-free homework station. Prices for student desk lamps range from $10 to $50. Popular choices include gooseneck, dual head, banker's light, swing arm and adjustable desk lamps.
If your homework station includes a hutch unit, a 24″ fluorescent strip light can also work well. Clip-on lights can go where a desk lamp doesn't fit, and save space on a crowded desk. Some clip-on fixtures can even be clamped to shelves for additional lighting. Make sure this type of task lighting can fasten securely to a surface before you buy it.
If your child works on a computer, room lighting should be low, with a desk lamp to illuminate books and other reference material. Adjust screen brightness to a comfortable level. Black characters on a white screen are easiest on a child's eyes according to the American Optometric Association.
The AOA also recommends the computer screen be placed four to nine inches below eye level. Try to avoid reflections on the screen with proper placement of desk lamps and by reducing the light or glare from windows with shades or curtains.
Good lighting for your child's homework area also depends on the type of bulb or tube you select. The basic types of light sources are fluorescent, incandescent and halogen.
If the frame on one of your mobile home windows is warped or severely weather damaged, replace it. Even if the frames aren't warped or damaged, windows that seem to constantly need repair or adjustment should be replaced. A new, efficient window keeps cold drafts out of your manufactured home and saves you energy dollars in the long run.
Do you remember when you were young and had to check under your bed for monsters before you could go to sleep? I sure do!
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