Are you planning on homeschooling your kids or incorporating education into their summer vacation? If so, you should create an engaging, creative, stress-free, and educational environment. You can make the best environment for your kids to flourish, from setting up a workstation to installing chalkboard wallpaper with wet-erase chalk markers to solve math problems.
We have a few design tips for setting up a classroom at home that is essential to learning, creativity, and engagement.
You Don’t Have to Create a Traditional Classroom
When designing your children’s discovery area, you should remember that it doesn’t have to mimic a traditional classroom. You can create the exact opposite! Design the room to inspire your child to learn and be engaged with the material you’re teaching. You want your child to be comfortable, so don’t be afraid to add a few yoga balls, beanbags, cushions, or a couch to help your learner focus.
Work With Your Child
Involve your child in the process of designing their learning area so they can tell you what works well for them. If your child prefers to have their desk by a window, likes reading outside, or has an issue sitting down for long periods, you can address these while creating their “classroom.”
Having these pieces of knowledge and understanding their needs can improve the homeschooling experience overall.
Choose an Area With a Lot of Natural Light
Lighting can affect your mood, productivity, and creativity. Consider homeschooling in an area with a lot of natural light to energize your learners. Find a nice and quiet space in your home with few distractions to help fuel creativity.
If you don’t have a room with an efficient amount of natural light, get creative and find unique light fixtures to have an appropriate amount of lighting.
Make Creative Educational Supplies
Provide colorful supplies, educational artwork, and materials for kids while homeschooling. Purchase items that correlate with their grade level and will encourage creativity. If you provide your child with books and art supplies, they will engage no matter their age. Stock your “classroom” with old magazines, scissors, ribbon, markers, yarn, and other art supplies to challenge your student to create something new.
Whether you’re gearing up for the future school year or preparing for summer boot camp, use these design tips to set up a classroom at home to encourage creativity and engagement and make learning a fun experience for your learners!