• Samantha Hebert

HOW TO BUILD HOME SCHOOL SPACES FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING


How do you keep your kids engaged in schoolwork when they are not in the classroom and are faced with all the distractions of home? It’s a question most parents are asking themselves this summer. One great way to keep kids focused is to help them continue learning with a planned daily schedule, even when they are not in class. What’s the secret to getting the most out of learning at home? It starts with making the most of your study space. Here are a few ideas to make sure your children can stay productive while learning from home!


CREATE A DEDICATED WORKSPACE


When it comes to setting up a home office space for your kids, the best way to start is with a dedicated workspace for your children. Kids do best when they are separated from areas where they engage in other activities such as play areas, or the couch where they watch TV or play video games. Creating a dedicated space designed to get work done is crucial to making sure your kids stay as productive as possible. Selecting this area in the home is important because other members in the house may have things happening that can cause an unintentional distraction for kids. For example, if a parent is holding a Zoom meeting in the kitchen and has the volume on with people talking, a child working in this area will find it difficult to tune out the extra noise and will unintentionally become distracted.

It’s best to provide each family member with their own space, separate from others; if that is a possibility. This can help prevent burnout and keep kids on track when it comes to studying, but also provides better separation between their school life and their home life.

CREATE A DESK SPACE WITH MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS

One of the first things anyone needs if they want to learn from home is a desk where they can do their work. Shelve It Custom Storage Solutions can help you design your space for your specific needs and we consider all of your options. We'll go through some question like; how many children and their ages? Your amount of school supplies which will determine the quantity of drawers? Laptop versus desktop? Do we need space for a printer? We have many options for you to choose from when designing a new desk and ensure the desk is something that will work for both you and your child. If you plan to sit side by side with your student, then you may want a longer desk where you can comfortably arrange two chairs. We like to design countertops less than 48", if the surface is too long then it will just collect junk. The goal is to keep the countertop space as open as possible for learning.






If you’re working with a high school or college student, something offering more privacy that can be easily installed in their existing room might be the way to go. Frankly, most teenagers study sitting in their beds! However, it's still important to create a space for office supplies, charging station, and a flat space for writing when they are ready to move (they can't sit in their beds forever!) This photo shows a simple and quiet countertop we installed in a teenagers closet.







CUBBIES AND DRAWERS HIDE DISTRACTIONS


Another thing that parents should do to empower their children when learning from home is to remove distractions! Don’t let learning become even more difficult by surrounding them with toys, video games, or worse, phones.

When you install a custom closet shelving system from Shelve It Custom Storage Solutions, you can find a place to keep these potential distractions organized and more importantly, out of sight. When you get rid of all the distractions in a room, it makes it much easier for kids to stay focused on schoolwork.


CONVERT YOUR HOBBY STATION TO A HOMEWORK HEADQUARTERS


Our client's sewing room converts perfectly into a homework headquarters.


In case you find multiple kids needing to work at the same time without driving each other crazy, it may be a good idea to turn separate spaces of your house into study sanctuaries. Have you ever considered converting your custom hobby room into a homework headquarters for your kids? It turns out that hobby rooms can make excellent study spaces for kids. This is because hobby rooms are already designed to be comfortable spaces where you can work on crafts for hours. With just a few small adjustments, you can have your hobby space ready for homeschooling in no time at all.

CONSULT WITH THE EXPERTS AT SHELVE IT CUSTOM STORAGE SOLUTIONS!

Don’t let homeschooling your kids have you pulling your hair out. Create your ideal home school space with help from the experts at Shelve It Custom Storage Solutions. Schedule your free consultation today to get started on your home study space.


  • w-facebook
  • Pinterest Clean

4417 Lake Street Lake Charles, LA 70605 (337) 802-6877