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School supplies that promote learning at home

Dec 8, 2020 | Homeschool | 0 comments

Let’s talk about school supplies that promote learning at home. With six kids learning at home you can imagine that things can get a little loud and at times crazy in the home. I’m sure that many of you who are homeschooling and distant learning at home this year can agree that the home isn’t always the perfect environment for learning.

*This post is sponsored by 3M Kids Hearing Protection. All opinions are my own. 

Four months into the school year and I’m happy to announce that we’ve gotten into a great groove. Everyone is in a great routine and is able to finish their jobs in a timely manner. Before the school year began, I shared with you guys how to set up a homeschool workspace and my homeschool supplies shopping list. Today, I’m sharing with you school supplies that promote learning at home.

Cubbies/lockers

There is nothing worse than school starting in the morning and a child cannot find their school supplies! This is why we invested in some lockers. They keep all their school books and supplies in them and every morning they know exactly where to find their materials. We were lucky to find lockers at a great price. The cube shelf organizers are a great budget-friendly alternative.

Planners

You hear me talk a lot about planners. I love them. And the truth is they help keep my kids on schedule throughout the year. Kids thrive on routine and their planners help provide that in the school environment. I always recommend a planner as part of your school supplies to promote learning at home.

File Systems and drawers

Just like the kids need lockers to keep their school supplies organized, I need something to help keep school supplies organized as well. Drawers and file systems are a great way to get organized. I store group curriculum such as history, science, etc. in drawers so that I know where to find them when it’s time to teach those subjects. This is also where we keep past planners and workbooks. We keep them as they serve as a record and transcript of everything my kids have learned.

Maps

We have maps around the home and they are useful for more than just geography lessons! We use them for history, art, literature, and more! Sometimes outside of school, we find ourselves having discussions about friends who have traveled to certain places and it’s great to have a map to show our children where it is.

Earmuffs

Like I mentioned earlier, with 6 kids (and 2 dogs) plus parents that both work at home, it can get a little loud in the house. Sometimes it can be hard for a child to keep focused with all the commotion going on around them. When I discovered 3M Kids Hearing Protection, I knew I had to try it.

Such cute designs right? My kids have enjoyed wearing and using them to study. They are adjustable and come with padded ear cushions that conform to their ears. This makes it comfortable for them to wear during their whole school session. They also like all the fun colors and designs.

As a mom, I like that they help create a quiet environment for studying and that it is created by 3M, a trusted brand in professional safety. Additionally, I love the adjustable headband which not only provides a secure fit but also gives me something that will grow with them as they grow.

They are available on Amazon here.

I hope this guide is helpful to you in creating a learning environment in your home. Tell me what your favorite items are for creating an environment that promotes learning. If you try the 3M kids hearing protection let me know which cute design you guys chose and how you guys liked them!

-Rach

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Aloha, Rachel is a vlogger, and stay-at-home mom! When she's not filming fun videos for the "Ohana Adventure" and the "Rach Bennett" channels, she is sharing amazing lifestyle, travel, parenting, and homeschool tips on the blog. Jase is an entrepreneur, surfer, snowboarder, fisherman and the best dad ever! When he’s not creating silly TikTok videos (@thejase), you can find him sharing some great entrepreneurial tips on his podcast The Decode.

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