Are you new to homeschooling? Even if not, are you always wondering what you should buy for a homeschooling student? We get so many questions about materials that students may need and a lot of parents just want to start the year organized, and this blog is for you!
One thing I have learned while working from home and completing school work for my degree online is that a chair matters! Invest in a chair that will make your child feel comfortable, but also supported. With online school, most of your day will be spent in that chair. Find a chair that has great support for your child’s back so they don’t feel sore after they complete their school work.
Additionally, a desk is a great resource to have! It doesn’t need to be a large and fancy desk, but sometimes having a particular desk school work is completed at helps the student focus while working, but also helps them to relax when they are away from school work so they can come back refreshed.
With online school, especially for the younger grades at LUOA, there will be printable activities. A printer is a must! Even if your child is older and doesn’t have printable activities, a printer can be used to print our notes the student has typed out. Or, it will allow you to print records to keep for your children!
I love highlighters, and I have to admit, I go a bit highlighter crazy when taking notes. Highlighters allow students to color coordinate notes and help to organize thoughts! Buy a fun pack of a few colors for your student(s) and see how it helps!
Speaking of notes, have your kids take notes! Writing things down helps to retain information. I like to have a different notebook or different binder for every class. It helps me to organize my notes and makes for easy access when I’m looking for something to review.
Don’t let your homeschooling room or area be boring. Find fun books that your child loves and make them easily accessible! This adds more learning into your homeschooling area, but also makes it interesting to your children! Find books and topics they love and have them at home.
Make it fun! Make it colorful! Don’t let the study room be boring. Write motivational quotes or Bible verses on the wall. Hide encouraging sticky notes. Come up with a theme. Make your children excited to be there!
Carrie works at LUOA as the Coordinator of Social Communications. She graduated from Liberty University with her bachelor’s in elementary education and is working on her master’s in communications. She grew up in Tampa, FL, and loves reading, writing, and drinking (overpriced) coffee.