Set up your kids’ learning space reception sort of a teacher with these great kids’ workspace ideas! Whether you’re homeschooling, virtual and distance learning, or want to make an excellent homework spot these kid-friendly workspaces are easy to line up and excellent for all kinds of learners
The former teacher in me really came out once they announced the varsity would be virtual for the near future. Note that I didn’t say I’m not freaking out– as a piece from home mama, this won’t be easy. However, I always did love fixing a classroom space that nurtures focus, curiosity, and learning so it had been fun on behalf of me to place these spaces together for my very own kiddos this time!
Using mostly items we already had available, I found out spaces for every one of my kids (who have drastically different learning styles, plus one is in elementary and therefore the other in secondary school so we’ve two differing types of schedules also.
- Quiet space to focus which will be closed with a door if possible
- A place to store school supplies
- Flat space (desk or table) for a computer
- A comfortable chair
- Hook for a storybook for hanging schedules (these are great for important papers)
- A Good Light
- Blue Light Blocking Glasses
- A comfortable spot for reading a Book
- Access to an Outlet
- Bulletin Board or Whiteboard (optional, but requested by my kid)
If you aren’t ready to have a closed space for every child, don’t worry, a kitchen or dining room or table will do! you’ll also use a tri-fold foam board as a divider if you’ve got kids sharing one space. It gets tricky if they’re participating during a live class meeting, but there are ways to make it work.
Here’s how my kids used a trifold board to try to homework together at an equivalent table without driving one another nuts in previous years (you can make it personalized by hanging hooks and schedules right the board, too):
Since we’re getting to be learning reception for the end of the day (at least through December, presumably all year long), we would have liked a more permanent solution for home learning. We let each child choose the space where they might best focus, so one chose her bedroom and therefore the other the playroom.
BEDROOM VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACE
My daughter already had a desk in her room, so we cleaned it out and simplified what was thereon so it didn’t get too cluttered. We added a nightstand on the opposite side of her bed to handle items like her ointment and other ‘nightstand’ items, leaving the desk clear for learning.
PLAYROOM VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACE
My son wanted to figure within the playroom, and since we added sliding barn doors it became easy to shut off the space to eliminate distractions. Plus, he needs more room to bounce around therefore the playroom was perfect.