Putting together our homeschooling space has always been one of my favorite things to do. However, over the years I have made a few mistakes. I always forget how much time we spend in our homeschooling space.
The space you create for your kids to learn should not be drab, boring, or prohibit learning. It should be versatile, spacious, and organized.
Don't make these common mistakes when setting up your homeschooling space:
#1. Not making it versatile
If there is one thing you need to know about a homeschooling space is that it needs to be versatile. It is completely okay to use your kitchen table for homeschooling, but make sure you can get it cleaned off for meals. The homeschooling space could be the family’s office as well.
Make the space versatile so that your family can utilize it often and not just during school work.
#2. Not giving your kids enough space
Don’t make the mistake of skimping on space in a homeschooling area. My kids love their space and I made the mistake of keeping us all too close a few years ago! Keep in mind that some of your kids may need their own private space. Not every child works well in the presence of others. I like to have a comfortable versatile space in another part of the house as well, besides the designated homeschooling space. Many times this extra area is utilized just as frequently as our official homeschooling space.
#3. Not keeping it organized
Oh, man not keeping your homeschooling space organized can be a huge mistake. When putting together the room in the first place, make an oath that you will keep it organized. Only use what you need and have the kids help clean up after themselves. Not only will spending ten minutes a day cleaning up help keep the homeschooling space organized, but you will also be able to take better care of your learning manipulatives. Having a cluttered homeschooling space is one of the easiest ways for me to prevent homeschool burnout.
#4. Not updating it
Are you using the same “everything” each year in your homeschooling room? Hear me out! Reusing items is OKAY! However, updating your homeschooling space occasionally, can help your space inviting. Keep in mind that bright colors are wonderful for a homeschooling room. Give your children some say in the colors and decor. This will help to make the room a space that your children will enjoy spending time in.
Show me your homeschooling space. How long did it take you to put together? Have you made any mistakes putting together your homeschooling space? Please share with me in the comments!