Many parents are now homeschooling their children for the first time, and it’s certainly a challenge. Without a dedicated space and routine for the process, it can be difficult to establish a rhythm that allows your child to learn (while ensuring you can tend to your other responsibilities).
Here are a few steps you can take to set up a dedicated area for homeschooling:
Create a nook
Your child may be more likely to engage in e-learning if they like the space that they’re in, especially if it’s specifically structured for the tasks at hand. Use bean bag chairs and a fun, colorful area rug to make the space comfortable, yet energizing.
Make your walls work for you
Hang up helpful educational charts of math facts and parts of speech, laminated maps, an interacting clock, or even a magnetic white board. Make the most of the space that you have at your disposal.
Keep it organized
Whether you have a single classroom or utilize multiple areas throughout your home, organization and clutter control are key. Invest in bookshelves and equip them with baskets to keep supplies contained. Use storage bins on wheels, and be prepared to conquer clutter on a weekly or even daily basis.
Ask for input
What inspires your child to learn? How do they absorb information most easily? Work with them in establishing a set-up that works for everyone.