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  • Homeschooling Room Ideas: Set Up Your Child For Success!

    You don't need a separate room for your child's virtual or remote learning.
    by Que Sullano-Gavan .
  • Having space where your child can do his homework or remote class is essential. It makes the organization easier with all materials in one place, and it helps keep distractions to a minimum.

    However, it does not have to be a separate room in your house at all. If you do not have space or budget, these homeschooling room ideas can help set up and organize your small space.

    How to set up a homeschool room

    Your homeschool room could be your living room, the dining table, or a corner in your house. A conducive space is one key factor to a successful homeschool.

    Set a designated space in your home

    This mom says her kids’ homeschool space also happens to be their kitchen / living / dining room. She admits she had to sort and purge “all the homeschool / craft /art / seasonal stuff” to keep the space organized. We can’t imagine how much time this took, but it looks like it’s worth it.

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    Others don’t have a homeschooling space but utilize the dining table for homeschool activities, like this mom. Her ‘homeschool’ space is “a corner of our eat-in-kitchen.”

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    “That cart holds everything we need for term 1, and we work at the table. My favorite part is the world map shower curtain that I hung in front of the sliding glass doors. We use it all the time, and it definitely adds a touch of magic to the room.”

    This mom did a homeschool space set-up literally in the corner of the house where her son, who has anxiety, “feels safe and comfortable.” She also managed to pull it off in 24 hours!

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    Invest in a bookshelf

    We encourage our son to love reading, and one investment we considered is the bookshelf. It is a space saver and comes in various sizes and types. You can use bookcases or racks for small kids to organize kid’s books and toys.

    Books for independent reading and for homeschool are organized here for easy access.

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    Front-facing bookshelves are helpful when you’re trying to entice younger kids to choose and read books.

    Book baskets can be used to organize books you will be using for the week or month.

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    Use baskets, trolleys or magazine holders for storage

    Organizing school and art supplies can be done in several ways. You can group items that go together — pens, crayons, markers, glue and scissors, paper and folders. Using storage bins, baskets, file folders, or magazine bins can make your space clutter-free

    This mom chose the corner of the dining room to organize curriculum, books, and manipulatives. She reveals that having a small space made more “intentional” about their purchases.

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    “The kids’ current curriculum stays in their designated magazine holder. I have one additional holder labeled ‘family’ that I keep our read aloud, science units, and whatever else we are working on together in. The math manipulatives stay within easy reach on the bottom shelf along with paper for coloring.

    “I keep our daily art supplies (pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and scissors) in a little container that is easily moved to the table and back. I use the shelves on the wall to hold our extra art supplies that are frequently.”

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    Rolling bins or trolleys are handy organizers that can move around for easy access to supplies and craft materials.

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    Baskets and magazine holders can organize files and papers for daily or weekly lessons.

    This mom puts homeschool activities into magazine holders that represent each weekday. “Each one has three document wallets color-coded for each child, so they can easily find their own activities.”

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    Maximize your wall space

    Colorful artworks, maps, schedules, and bulletin or whiteboards can be displayed on them. It can help track your activities, enhance the learning experience, and brighten up the room.

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    Walls can display current lessons, schedules, and educational posters.

    Some favorite toys on floating shelves on a blank wall can be decorative pieces.

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    Use art to bring life to bare walls.

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