Establish your Child’s Home-learning Environment
Any time is the best time to start planning and setting up a homeschool space for your child at home.
Many homeschoolers are unsure how to create the ideal learning environment at home.
The options can be overwhelming, particularly if you are also attempting to work from home.
This article will help you envision and create a realistic space in your home where homeschooling can be both comfortable and productive.
Setting up a Creative Learning Space at Home
Families currently expect their children to engage in the transition to remote learning.
Ask your child what they would find most useful as you consider how to set up your homeschooling space.
Here are some suggestions and ideas to help you set up a homeschooling space for your child to take online classes, do homework, and research.
1. Find The Right Work Surface
Your homeschooling area doesn’t need to resemble a classroom. A spare room or their bedroom might be good choices if they prefer silence. If there are many locations to choose from, have your child try each one to see which one suits them best.
The space should ideally be close to where the parent will be so that they can answer questions even though they are not directly involved in the student’s work.
Consider using a table that is only used rarely or for one other purpose if the work surface must serve multiple family needs. Make it a priority to keep a shared surface clean and uncluttered, and make it a family habit to clean up thoroughly between uses.
2. Eliminate Clutter & Distraction
When your child is learning, ask them to turn off their phone and social media, as well as the television.
You can try playing instrumental music to drown out other noises or to break the silence.
3. Prioritize Comfort
Choose a chair that will allow your child to sit comfortably for long periods, and make sure they have a desk or other flat surface to put their books, laptops, and other learning materials on.
Note that using a bed as a homeschool space is not recommended; you don’t want your child to fall asleep in the middle of their lessons! Also, doing something other than sleeping in bed will make it difficult to fall and stay asleep at night.
4. Set Up Your Supplies & Materials Nearby
Make sure that all of your child’s supplies, such as pencils, paper, and calculators, are readily available in their learning area.
Encourage your child to keep his or her room clean and organized. If they successfully keep their space clean each week, you could incentivize them with a small reward.
5. Encourage your child to personalize their learning space
When planning your homeschool space, aesthetics are also very important to consider.
Including decorations, artwork, or anything else that will help them stay motivated and inspired while studying.
6. The learning space should only be used for learning.
Remove all other materials from the area, have your child’s study materials on hand, keep it organized, and make sure there is adequate lighting and no distractions.
Having decorations that are only used when learning will also help your children understand when it is time to learn.
Attending classes, doing homework, and researching, for example, are all examples of this. If this isn’t possible and you’ll be using a shared or multipurpose space, do your best to let your kid know when it’s time to learn.
If you have multiple children and a limited amount of space, try staggering the use of the shared space by assigning a schedule to each child.
Give each child a box in which to arrange and store their school supplies. Therefore, they can move this box around and set it up in different locations as needed.
Reevaluate your space regularly, and make modifications and improvements based on feedback from those who use it the most.
Maintaining your children’s attention and concentration at school during the day will help you all appreciate each other more during non-school hours.
Setting up a homeschool space for your child will keep them focused on their activities during school hours, giving you more time to attend to your own needs.
Allow your child’s learning setup to evolve as you figure out what works best for you.
Remember that there is no such thing as a “right” or “wrong” way to do this. The most important thing is to keep your kids occupied and engaged during the virtual school day.
Don’t forget to visit Remote Classroom, a monitoring application that will guide you through your child’s activities and lessons while also assisting them with homework and tasks.
While meeting your child’s current needs, our platform encourages academic flexibility and effective learning.