The Window Source Studying By A Window Can Give Kids An Academic Edge New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine
From preschool through college, multiple studies have revealed students learn significantly better in naturally lit environments.
Architects once scaled back window sizes to reduce distractions in the classroom. Now, they are planning and building substantially larger windows. These windows have been statistically proven to help students succeed in the classroom. A study by the Heschong Mahone Group revealed that children learning in natural light receive a 25 percent increase in their test scores versus those working in artificially lit rooms. This information came on the heels of a 1991 study conducted by the Alberta Department of Education analyzing over 21,000 students in Canada and the USA which found that students read 26% faster on reading tests and 20% faster on math tests in classrooms lit using natural sunlight.
Experts aren’t sure why there is such an improvement among students, but they believe the increase in test scores could be attributed to improvements in mood, eyesight, and mental alertness caused by sunlight.
What does this mean for you? Make sure your child has big, beautiful windows to study near. Our energy efficient double hung windows bring in a lot of natural light while blocking UV rays and maintaining energy efficiency. Better yet? Try installing a bow or bay window and watch your children flourish!
Just another pro-tip from your friendly window blog.