The school year is right around the corner, and many Cedar Ridge families are finding themselves preparing to bring the classroom to their home. Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic, families all over the country are working to create effective learning spaces for their children, whether it be in their kitchen, living room, or even clearing out a spare room.

While not everyone has a separate room for their home learning area, there are plenty of ways to create a fun, engaging, and effective space.

Here are some simple tips to prepare an effective learning space for your family:

Designate A Space

Find a space in your home that you can use solely for learning. While this can be a daunting challenge, it can also be very effective. Whether your child is entering kindergarten or a senior in high school, designated workspace is sure to help keep productivity up!

When selecting your space, try picking a spot that has good lighting. Reading in low lighting can be difficult, and let’s be honest… it could also lead to napping! Choose a room with lots of windows, or try adding a lamp to brighten up your space.

Choosing an area that can have a desk or workspace is important. Avoid using a bed or a couch because while being comfortable is important, being too comfortable can be counterproductive.

Be Prepared

One thing you will notice if you go into any classroom is that teachers organize their spaces to be engaging and functional. Have your school supplies ready and organized. Create an area within your designated space that has all the things you would buy for a traditional back to school season (i.e. crayons, glue, markers, highlighters, scissors, paper, folders, notebooks, etc), and organize them to help your child be more productive, less stressed, and able to easily find their items at a moments notice during their virtual learning classes.

Personalize the Space 

Add items that make THEM happy. Maybe it’s a picture of friends, a lego, their favorite book, or fun posters — decorate their space with items that bring them joy, and a desire to work in that space.

Remember, schooling during a pandemic is new for everyone, and learning can happen just about anywhere but we hope these tips help make your transition an easier one! If you have questions on homes in Cedar Ridge and how you can create the perfect learning space please contact us.