One of the beauties of homeschool is that you don’t technically need anything. You have very few limitations above and beyond ensuring your child has a full time education appropriate to their age, ability and aptitude. The form that education takes is up to you - you can teach entirely in the garden if you wish!
The learning environment
Despite this freedom we can’t lose site of our ultimate aim, which is to provide the best learning environment for your child. In light of this, we’d suggested that setting up a designated work space for your child will help to shape their approach and set the tone for their learning. They’ll need a quiet place, free from interruptions, and with space to work. Your designated space might be a whole room, it might simply be the kitchen table, how you set up your area is up to you.
Stationary & books
Below we’ve included a list of all the basics you’ll need to get started. You might need more or less than what we’ve included depending on the age of your child, where they’re at in their education and how excited you get about new stationarywhich is very, for us here at EdPlace!
You can stock your learning environment and equip your child with all they need from specialist educational suppliers. However, you can just as easily find everything you need in high street stationary stores if you’re not looking to bulk buy.
Online retailers are also excellent for just about all of your stationary requirements without even needing to leave the house!
Homeschooling stationary checklist
· Writing pens (variety of colours)
· Pencil sharpener
· Maths set (protractor/compass/etc)
· Coloured pens/pencils
· Paper (lined/plain/graph)
· Exercise books
· Sticky notes
· Whiteboard and marker pens