I'm not sure if this goes here... I'm trying to get ideas for my children's play and work space in our new home.
We actually won't be homeschooling although I would very much love to, so I try to be as active as I can right now. DH is an elementary teacher so they'll go to his school...
I've decided to break down into 'zones' - we don't have a designated playroom yet so I'll have to divide things up a bit.
I want to incorporate the following zones into our home:Manipulatives
letter tracing boards
dress upsubcategory: Kitchen and housekeeping (perhaps in another area of the house
wooden stove, fridge, sink
mini housekeeping supplies & storage rack
nearby, Doll play
drying rack and clothes pins
doll beds, highchairs, strollerArts and Crafts and Collections
art cart with paints, crayons, playclay, etc.
boxes for collecting stuff
I'm making 'shelves' out of quarter-round moulding that will run in horizontal rows all the way up one wall in each of my kids' rooms, the books face out.Music
Schylling toy piano
other percussion stuff
DS's precious train table
other push carsComputer
The kids have their own computer, I'll put it in an armoire in the living room.
What am I leaving out? My dd really needs some direction and order - she can't just be told to go 'play' as she just gets too distracted, and she's not very good at 'pretending' on her own. I think this organization will help her and myself move her around to different 'zones' so she'll get the benefit of a variety of play. Also, everything will have it's own place and won't get into a jumbled up mess, and we can make an effort to put things away every time we're finished playing!
I'd love to see photos of your spaces!