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Study Carrels Return in an Age of Distraction

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Study carrels have a long history when you consider they go back to 13th century London and Westminster Abbey. Study CarrelWith Encyclopedia Britannica telling us they went back even further in cathedrals of the era, you can see the original purpose of the carrel. Back then, they were meant for serious religious study, which denotes that even in the 13th century, distractions were possible.

Today, distractions are everywhere, especially in schools. When a student needs to concentrate on a project, many classrooms have collaborative setups as a way to use distractions as a benefit. But when it comes to learning on a computer, a student may have to work on his or own. With so much demand on our new generation to learn new technology, a study carrel may be necessary in every classroom to sort through the perplexity.

Just what makes a perfect study carrel?

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Enhance Preschool Literacy with Great Book Storage

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Take a look at the reading center in your daycare or preschool. Is it attractive and inviting for youngsters? How are the materials organized?
Preschool Book Storage Reading Nook
Worthington Direct specializes in furniture for children including book displays and book storage. Whether you have a small independent preschool or a larger day care center, we have what you need to help create a fun and educational environment for your children. What better way to display books and magazines than with child sized book shelves? According to the National Institute of Literacy, a quality daycare or preschool has a variety of reading materials available for children.

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Great Art Room Furniture Ideas for Pre-K Programs

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The new Pre-K program year is upon us. That’s why it is a great time to look around and determine whether or not your facility’s art room furniture is ready for another large group of active pre-k students. If it’s not, consider investing in the following:Rolling Art Room Cart for Art Supply Storage

Hanging Fence Easels

Depending on your pre-k facility’s exterior, you may want to think about investing in hanging fence easels by Manta-Ray. They would be ideal for outdoor/indoor art activities. As the name suggests, the easels are designed to be attached to a chain-link fence. However, they also come equipped with rubber bumpers that help to make them suitable for tabletop use as well.

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Even With Your School’s Furniture, It Is Possible To “Go Green”

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Everywhere you look today you find references to “going green” and “reducing your carbon footprint”.  While solar energy or composting are obvious ways you can go green, there are other, less noticeable ways, that you can help our planet even when making your school furniture buying decisions.Greenguard Certified School Furniture

Eco-friendly furniture is designated as such because of a more environmentally responsible manufacturing process or the furniture is made in a way that means it does not make a negative impact on indoor air quality.  Our “green” furniture is approved by The Greenguard Environmental Institute which is a non-profit organization that certifies materials and products that meet their strict standards for emissions.  Additionally, the Greenguard Children and Schools program works to ensure that products used in daycare centers and schools meet the most rigorous standards available.

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