Even if you have some experience teleworking, when it comes to creating a remote learning setup at home, there are some particularities you need to take into account, such as factoring in your children’s likes and dislikes.
Whether you are only now embarking on this adventure, or you simply want to improve your existing homeschooling space, this distance learning advice will help you stay on track and on top of everything.
ORGANIZE WITH COLOR
Before you start carving out a learning corner, ask yourself what your child’s needs are in terms of space and supplies, and consider using his or her favorite colors, animals, and heroes in the process.
Take color usage one step further and employ it to better organize the space — it is equally fun and functional. This is because your child’s brain will recognize color much faster than processing a text label. All you have to do is assign a color to each class and keep the study materials separated in folders and bins of those colors. Apply this to notes and labels in the school schedule as well.
If you want to take color-coding to the next level, teach them how to use it for note-taking by assigning different highlighter colors for titles, subtopics, formulas, or new words.
ARRANGE A DEDICATED SPACE
If you have extra space around the house, you are in the luck, but crowded homes can accommodate learning nooks too — you just have to get creative about it. It could be an unused spot under the stairs, or you could try to fit a desk into the walk-in closet. The bottom line is that your children need their own dedicated space to learn when going to school from home and ensuring that is fundamental.
This private corner away from distractions will help them focus better, will help set routines and it will increase their motivation to learn. Moreover, putting effort into arranging their individual study space will set an example for making education a priority in your family.
Assigning a dedicated space is not enough though. You should also take into account that a distance-learning home setup must be well-lit, visually stimulating and it must ensure comfort, so set some time and budget aside to adapt said space with these attributes in mind.
5 HOMESCHOOL SPACE IDEAS
- Separate the learning space from the rest of the room by using a different color carpet, room dividers, or multipurpose pieces of furniture like stackable storage drawers and shelves.
- If you lack space, consider buying a foldable wall-mounted table. You can also mount file holders and floating shelves to maximize the vertical space.
- Make room for a whiteboard or a chalkboard. Alternatively, you can transform a part of the wall with chalkboard paint or wallpaper. You can also add a magnetic coat to it and attach colorful letters, numbers, and photos.
- Repurpose regular household items like drawer dividers and multi-drawer toolboxes to store pencils, markers, and other school supplies.
- Add pegboard shelving, as it will be easily customized as time passes and children’s needs change. Think about other versatile furniture options that will save you time and money in the long run.
Keep in mind that by creating an organized homeschool room set up, your child’s personality and productivity can truly shine. Are you excited to start investing in your children’s school-from-home space yet? We hope these key points helped pave the way to better distance learning.