Outside classrooms: How An Outdoor Classroom Can Improve Your Homeschooling Experience

Homeschooling isn’t easy. Here’s how an outside classroom in your log cabin can improve your homeschooling experience.

If the past year has taught us parents anything, it’s that playing teacher is not simple. Homeschool was thrust upon us without even a pad of paper or a textbook at the ready. Although we’ve adapted and done what we can to help assist our children’s education, I don’t think it’s presumptuous to say there’s been a fair few bumps in the road. If you’re still homeschooling or deciding to make homeschooling a permanent fixture in your life, we recommend taking the classroom outside with a log cabin.

Outdoor Classroom

Separate home from school

When (or if) your children previously attended a school, the daily commute and educational environment would have created a distinction in your child’s brain. From the moment they started, they understood the difference between home and school. And they began acting according to this distinction.

If your child is failing to concentrate and give their full attention to their studies whilst homeschooling, it’s likely because home is a place for fun and relaxation. Instead of taking this away from your children and disrupting their safe spaces, you can create a separate school environment outside your house. When your child enters your log cabin classroom, they’ll know this is a space for learning.

Foster a productive working environment with educational decor in the Classroom

Educational decor not only advances your children’s education but also stimulates a productive working environment. By being surrounded by information on bright and engaging posters, your children will subconsciously learn and associate this environment with learning. I don’t know about you, but bright maths posters and colourful copies of the periodic table don’t fit with my home decor. By having a designated log cabin classroom, I can display educational decor, without having to disrupt the interiors of my home.

Outdoor Classroom

Minimise distractions in the Classroom

The home is your child’s haven. Whether it’s their bedroom or the living room, there’s always a distraction looming. By taking the classroom outside, you can eliminate any potential distractions. There won’t be a TV waiting to watch or a toy they desperately want to play with. Instead, they’ll become absorbed in educational tasks, and any distractions they do seek out will assist their learning!

Have everything you need in one place

We’re not teachers. And for many of us, organisation isn’t in our skill set either. Our homeschool lessons often entail a lot of running back and forth searching for whiteboard pens that work and worksheets we printed off and put somewhere else in the house. With a designated classroom, you have everything you need in one place. There won’t be any disrupted lessons where your children begin to get bored and agitated. Instead, you can sail through your homeschooling lessons, knowing you have all the resources and no time for distractions.

Homeschooling isn’t easy! And we should all be proud, we’ve given it our best shot. Transitioning your log cabin into a designated classroom can give your child the educational setting they need and makes your job a lot easier! If you’re ready to take learning outside, check out our range of log cabins.

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