Creating the Perfect Homeschooling Environment


Want to create the best homeschooling environment for your children? If you homeschool your children, you want to make sure they’re getting the best education possible, so you don’t want their environment to hinder their studies unnecessarily. We want their environment to aid their learning and be a space that encourages exploration and is a comfortable place to spend time reading.ย 

In this article, we’ll discuss five ways you can improve your child’s learning environment, namely by:

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  1. Not letting children work in their bedrooms
  2. Having a clean educational space
  3. Creating a healthy environment
  4. Introducing the great outdoors
  5. Limiting technology in your homeschool

Let’s have a look at these points a little more closely below.

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Donโ€™t Let Your Child Work in Their Bedroom

A bedroom should be a place for resting and relaxation.

When you let your child bring schoolwork into their bedroom, it can transform it into a stressful place, especially if they are working on a challenging assignment.

Try to keep schoolwork out of the bedroom.

Unless they are passively reading, donโ€™t let your homeschoolers do schoolwork in their bedroom.

Have a Clean Learning Area

Try to keep your desk free of clutter, as this can be a distraction to study.

If the only thing on a desk is a book, there is less chance for them to start playing with their pencils and erasers.

Other areasย should be the same way.

If you are working at the dining room or kitchen table, only keep items on the table used for that particular lesson.

Anything else can be a distraction.

Also, try to avoid piling workbooks on the table. That can become intimidating and cause anxiety and overwhelm children. And keep the table clear of non-school items; even a flower centerpiece, or candles, can be something to fidget with,ย given the opportunity.

Make a Healthy Environment

An air purifier and a tower fan can make your homeschooling environment healthy and comfy.

An air purifier will keep the air clean, reducing the chances of children being unwell.

Also, using a fan can keep your child comfortable; a hot student is not a happy one.

Additionally, the white noise that a fan or air purifier provides can help facilitate a calm and soothing environment.

Home Schooling Doesnโ€™t Mean You Need to Stay Inside

Some of the best learning opportunities can take place away from the books. Some ideas to facilitate nature study is toย go outside and:

  • study the leaves and insect life around your yard,
  • conduct acid tests on the soil in your garden,
  • take a walk down to a nearby brook or pond, or
  • study the microscopic and large aquatic life.

Another thing you can do is create stations around your home, away from the table, for different subjects.

In high school, students change classes typically every 35-45 minutes because that is the limit of their attention span.

Getting the chance to get up, and walk to their next class, gives students a brain break, as well as allows for a limited amount of time to socialize and learn organization skills.

Providing different locations for your child to learn, as well as brain breaks in between subjects, can help your child retain information and avoid being overwhelmed by multiple hour-long study sessions each day.

Limit the Use of Technology

While technology is a way of life for most people (and knowledge of operating systems will be used in many lines of work) it doesn’t have to be always integrated into every aspect of our children’s learning.

Teaching your children how to use a computer and type are important skills; however, the amount of screen time they get should be limited.

It is often too tempting to surf the web between assignments or at random when your child has unlimited access to a computer.

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Conclusion

Homeschooling environments don’t have to be dreary places. They can be really fun and exciting. If we keep our space neat, tidy, and clean, they can become homeschool environments that encourage learning and discovery. Of course, our learning space doesn’t always have to be restricted inside, we can take our learning outdoors and soak up all the beautiful sunshine! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make some changes!

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Rebecca Devitt

Most adults don't particularly want to relive their schooling experience on a daily basis. They would gladly move on to a new life devoid of homework and teachers. Very, very few adults will passionately blog about their schooling some 15 years after graduating. This makes Rebecca Devitt somewhat unique. As it happens, she was homeschooled. And she loved it. Still does. And she wishes every kid could get a taste of homeschooling at its very best. Her website How Do I Homeschool, is a springboard for parents to see what a life of homeschooling could be for both them & their children. When she's not blogging Rebecca is still homeschooling her-adult-self by learning Latin, growing weird vegetables and most importantly looking after her two children Luke & Penny. She has a husband Tristan and is a participant at Wollongong Baptist Church. She's also written a book about why parents should homeschool called 'Why on Earth Homeschool'.

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