Whether you are a homeschooler or a parent interested in providing some additional structured learning for your child, creating a learning space that is both functional and personalized is important for child’s academic success.
Because each child learns differently and is comfortable in a different setting, it is important to create a learning space that caters to your child’s needs.
When you start to map out a learning space, one of the first places to start is to think about how your child likes to learn. Here are some questions to ask:
As you go through how your child likes to learn, it also is important to recognize that you only have the space that you have.
Many families do not have the luxury of being able to convert a room or dedicate a space for full-time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week learning.
That is perfectly understandable and OK!
What is more important in structuring a learning space for your child is that the space can be easily set up for them before learning begins.
Kitchens and living rooms can all be made to work. The key is that the environment has enough of what is optimal for your student learner to be successful.
What’s more, you want to make sure your space is livable. A basement office may be the only area you can dedicate for a classroom or learning space, but is there a lack of light that will impede learning? Or maybe it is much colder than other places in the house?
Lastly, the best part of setting out to create a learning space for your child is that you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and in other countries have created either part-time or full-time learning spaces for their children. Many examples are available online, or from members of homeschooling groups. Be sure to see our Pinterest board for Homeschool Organization Ideas.
At Calvert Education, we have a very active group of parents who routinely share suggestions. If you decide to become part of the Calvert family, you are welcomed to reach out to them or to our team to ask for ideas and examples.