5 Ways to Homeschool Without a Schoolroom

Running a proper homeschool program does not necessarily mean that you need a room solely dedicated to school work and lessons. Homeschooling is what you make of it and if you put your best in, you will get your best out. If you are trying to figure out how to organize the current space you have, continue reading below for 5 ways to homeschool without a schoolroom.

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#5 Find Space to Teach

Our motto is to work with what you’ve already got. If you are unable to dedicate a room solely to school then find a space in your home where you and your little one can at least sit as well as write. This does not call for much room at all. This space can be in your kitchen, dining room, living room, or simply at your coffee table. Once you have chose an area, it will be time to get familiar with your available space. Just make sure to consider how your child learns best! Do not let books affect dinner and visa versa. Do not be discouraged, you will find a space that works well for your families needs. We all go through different stages, seasons, and subjects.

#4 Use Educational items as Home Decor

Get creative by disguising your education tools as a part of your lovely home decor. This takes a little bit of effort but with the right design, you can have a neutral white board in the kitchen and a library in the living room. Plus, your hallway closet can be your homeschool supply room for extra aids that are not so pleasing to the eye. Utilize your coffee table hutches and any other storage room you have available. Get crafty!

#3 Clean as You Go

A good practice to have while homeschooling, especially when you do not have a room dedicated to schooling, is to clean as you learn. As you take out an education tool for a learning activity, make sure your child puts it back in its place before continuing on to the next lesson. While this tip may sound like a no brainer, it is extremely easy to get caught up in learning and leave all of your aids out making a mess in the family living room. Cleaning as you go means that everything has a place and you will not lose any important school aids along the way. This method also teaches your child the art of organization. Trust us, follow this rule and you will thank yourself later.

#2 Organization

Organization does not need to cost an arm and a leg! However, organization is key to keeping any work space in tight order for optimal learning. Luckily, you can get all kinds of organizational baskets from the dollar store in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Bins and baskets are ideal aids for organization because they are portal and can be moved from room to room effortlessly between subjects. You can pull out a basket or two at a time and then put them back in their place with little to no effort after your daily lesson.

#1 Use Essential Tools

Having the essential tools you need to teach ready and on hand is vital. You will need pencils, pens, scissors, folders, and books in order to educate your child in an orderly fashion. Use your baskets, bins, workboxes, and cabinets to keep these tools within reach. While these items are easy to obtain, they can be looked over if not listed. Having the essential tools for education will make all the difference in the world when it comes to your child’s learning progress.

If your child is homeschooling online, just make sure to have a special and safe place to house the educational laptop. Online work can be done at almost any table, however studies show that the preferred space for computer work is your living room table, if not a specified desk. With these tips you should be able to start homeschooling in no time! Good luck!