Many families have made the choice to homeschool their children. When you first make this decision you may feel a little lost and not certain what will be the best environment for learning for your children. Some people choose to find individual desks for each of the children to utilize, while others decide to use open tables and offer other storage options and overall utilize a more shared workspace.
When preparing your homeschool space consider the following ideas:
Homeschooling usually brings about a need for additional book storage space. If you are instructing multiple children at different education levels you may want to organize the books, by reading level or subject, to make the selection of books more easily accessible.
Having a creative workspace is a good place for the imagination to grow. In this area, you may want to make available craft items, art supplies, old magazines or other project type items to allow the mind to be creative throughout the day.
Having a functional workspace is an important part of homeschooling. While having a desk is needed for some daily activities, the beauty of homeschooling is having the freedom to go outside on sunny days and setting up a workspace under the trees, like having a picnic. Maybe you want to incorporate a regular desk area and have storage drawers labeled with the subjects. This will allow the desk area to stay clean and organized. You may also want to incorporate a flex space to be used some during the week.
Make sure you have enough space for document storage. Throughout the year you may choose to scan documents and have them saved on your computer or other devices; you may also need filing cabinets, boxes of totes to be used for school related documents you may need.
Of course, there are many things to think about when it comes to designing your homeschool areas, make sure to include your children and get their perspective, this will allow the spaces to be properly planned out and enjoyed through the year.