Essential Homeschooling Supplies for Remote Learning
These simple supplies will help your student stay focused and productive no matter where she is learning.
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Art supplies: Markers, crayons, paper, glue—these kinds of supplies will not only make art class easier but perhaps inspire creativity when they are not in school.
Storage and organization: It’s easy to lose papers and supplies when they don’t have a proper home, so invest in some bins, binders, folders and containers that you can clearly label. Also a small desk organizer for pencils, notepaper, paperclips, etc. can make a big difference in productivity.
Clocks and timers: If kids are working alone, it’s helpful to have a clock and a timer so that they can pace themselves and know when classes will begin and end.
Dry erase or chalk boards: These are perfect for keeping track of tasks or schedules. Secure a writing instrument to the board for your kids to write down daily reminders. It’s also a good way to practice handwriting.
Bulletin boards: If you have the wall space, tack up a cork board where your kids can pin assignments, printouts, or homework that’s pending. This way, important papers won’t fall behind the bed or under the rug (or into the dog’s bowl).
Exercise gear: If your kids are fully or mostly remote, it’s more important than ever to get the sillies out. A few minutes (or longer) of exercise during the day and/or between assignments can go a long way. Invest in a jump rope or a hula hoop or even a bike and get their little bodies moving during the school day.