With schools being closed for long periods of time over the last few years, online schooling became the norm for so many. Most never thought that they will need to educate their own children at home.
Home schooling became another alternative and gained a much bigger adoption than ever before. Computer is not the only thing you need for online/home school.
Home School-When kids are out of the school system and are fully educated by guardians.
Online School-Still part of the public school system but kids attend school strictly online. Offered in some school boards across North America.
We have assembled a list of the must have items for online schooling or home schooling that will make the learning so much easier.
White boards are great to take notes for children as well as to have key information written as a reminder. Having the foldable option allows to store the board easily when not in use. Make sure to have a variety of color markers as well as the dry board eraser. Kids love using them as it makes them feel older and like a teacher.
Select the one that can be used on the table. It should also be magnetic.
2. Filing Cabinet
Filling cabinet is a must for sanity. To keep all assignments, crafts, etc organized.
Make sure to have wheels so that can easily move it. Also make sure it has top drawer to store school supplies.
3. Desk Organizer
Desk organizer is a huge lifeline. To have all the immediate supplies a child will need at a reach of their hand, will save so much frustration. Don’t buy the simple pencil holder but invest in a proper organizer. Don’t be afraid to go vertical.
Must have for an organizer: Pencil/Pen Holders, big drawer and small drawer, file holder, letter holder
4. Wall Calendar Organizer
Erasable Monthly wall calendar is a great task and time management tool. By choosing dry erase option you simply update the month with new tasks as the month changes.
Magnets or paper holders are a great option to have as it will keep key notes for the month visible and available.
5. Comfortable Chair
This is probably the most important item on the list. As the child will sit behind a desk for many hours they must be comfortable and a growing body must have proper posture. Invest in an ergonomic chair that can adjust with your child.
Make sure height adjustable seat and back fit ages 4 years old to adult. Also the castors design can lock the chair while sitting and keep the child focused and concentrated.
6. Book Stand
Books, Books, Books-they are are even more important in today’s society than ever before. Kid’s use of electronics has sky rocketed and teaching them the importance of books is vital. Having a great book organizer will allow easy access to books. Having them near buy and easily found will get the best results.
Rotating option allows to fit more books for easy access. Also allows to organize them by author, alphabetical or by genre.
7. Lots of School Supplies
Must have items: Glue, scissors, eraser, markers, rulers, protractor, paper clips, binder clips, scissors, cap erasers, regular and mechanicals pencils, different color pens, crayons, colored pencils, highlithers, 3 ring binders, file folders, line papers, white paper, graph paper, white out, scotch tape
Always buy brand names as the quality is drastically different for the no name brands.
8. Simple Gym Equipment
Most people don’t have the room or the budget to buy gym equipment. A few simple items can make a huge difference. Items to get: Yoga balls, set of kids dumbbells, elastic stretch band, mat, mini foldable trampoline, Kids Stationary Bike or pedal exerciser
Look for folding equipment so that you can always put it away when not in use.
10. Area Rug
Area rug is necessary if you have hard surface floors. It will allow to keep the floor safe from scratching, as well as keeping the kids feet nice and cozy.
Make sure rug is anti-slip bottom and not too thick as it will interfere with the chair movement.