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How to Set Up the Ultimate Homeschooling Space

There are many reasons why you may have decided to home-school your children. It could be due to the recent pandemic or because you frequently move and travel.

However, it’s crucial that your child still has an appropriate area to learn. This helps them stay more productive and separates study and work from regular home life.

Below we are going to discuss how you can set up the ultimate home-schooling space.

Sound interesting? Then let’s get started!

Choose an appropriate area.

The first step in creating a home-schooling space is to pick an appropriate area. Each child is different and may prefer a particular type of environment, so make sure you take this into consideration.

For instance, you may find that your child prefers silence, either in their bedroom or another closed space. Alternatively, they could enjoy some background noise to help them concentrate.

Invest in the right equipment.

After selecting your location, you’ll want to think about what equipment you will require. A computer or laptop with a strong WIFI connection is a must, especially if your child will be doing video calls.

You’ll also need a printer so that they can complete their work effectively. A standard one can do the job, but these tabloid size printers from Brother are an excellent option for larger projects.

Organize your supplies.

You want your area to remain as clean and clutter-free as possible, so ensure that you have plenty of storage for your children to pack away their supplies. Colored bins are great, but you’ll also want to have some paper trays.

To ensure that they are able to keep track of their lessons, consider hanging a corkboard or whiteboard. This way, they’ll be able to stick to a schedule and display important information.

Make it comfortable.

While you don’t want your children working from their beds, you do still want them to be comfortable when completing their tasks. Otherwise, they are going to have trouble concentrating and sitting still.

Alongside checking that their desk is at the appropriate height, invest in a good chair. You should also encourage regular breaks throughout the day and schedule in time for physical education too.

Eliminate distractions.

Finally, to finish everything off, you want to eliminate any distractions from the space. It might be worth putting up a privacy shield, as well as removing any other devices.

There are also different apps that can also help control distractions by blocking certain websites such as Facebook and Instagram. A few you may want to check out include Dew, Freedom, FocusMe, and LeechBlock.

Final thoughts.

And that’s it! By following the advice above, you can design an excellent space for your child to complete their schoolwork.

If you have multiple children, you might look into creating both separate and shared spaces so that they can choose either option. If you’re limited on room, another good idea is to set-up an area on the deck or porch outside.

 

Award-winning writer, blogger, social media consultant and charity campaigner. Social Media Manager for BritMums, the UK's largest parent blogging network Freelance clients include Firefly Communications and Save the Children UK. Works with brands on marketing projects. Examples include Visit Orlando, Give As You Live, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Cambridge Law graduate with many years experience working across three sectors in advice, media relations, events, training and project management. Available for hire at affordable rates.

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