Suggested learning environment
Have a Space Just for Learning
Most families don’t have the luxury of a whole extra room just for learning. But don’t worry. Here are a few tips on how to create an effective learning environment for your child at home.
Instead of focusing on creating a dedicated space, think about creating consistency. You can dedicate a corner of a room, but you can also create learning spaces that are more flexible. For example, use the same foldable chairs and tables when it is time to learn, or create a learning box you can bring to the kitchen table each day.
The key is to create a specific routine and place for your child’s learning.
Declutter the Space
After designating a space for learning, focus on removing distractions.
Too many toys, books, and resources can crowd a space and create a feeling of chaos. Create an orderly environment by decluttering the area. This will greatly help your child focus on learning.
Create a Comfortable Space
Much like adults, children need to have a comfortable place to work.
It is important to look for ways you can make learning a place where children are comfortable enough to want to extend their own learning time. This could mean creating a cosy comfortable place to enjoy a book or even just a cushion to make their chair more comfortable to sit in.
Have resources easily accessible
Having resources ready to support your child's needs will greatly increase the effectiveness of their home learning. Having resources such as number lines, objects to count such as pasta shapes and other manipulatives to hand will allow your child to work more independently and confidently when they face a challenge.