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Once the school bell rings my children know that there is just enough time to get home and take a short break before starting on their homework and whatever worksheets I have for them to do.
Part of the reason I wanted to create the homework space was to give them a nice place where they would enjoy doing their work, as well as get all of that clutter out of my kitchen. I figure if I feel inspired to work in a nice clean, working environment they might feel the same way. To spark their creativity I’ve made the room a very colorful and fun space that will hopefully make them want to stay in there and read, craft, etc.
I plan to slowly fill the space with various learning tools to include books, and maps. Our first addition is the Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Learning Schoolhouse Activity kit that I picked up from Walmart.
There were other Disney Junior #Ready4Preschool options to chose from to include:
- Learning Schoolhouse Activity
- Counting Learning Activity
- Numbers Learning Activity
- First Words Learning Activity
- Rhyming Learning Activity
- Alphabet Learning Activity
- Colors and Shapes Learning Activity
I chose the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Activity Kit because it had a mixture of learning activities to include learning time, states, letter sounds and handwriting
…of course Addison’s favorite part is the Mickey Mouse hand pointer
I’m giving them a learning break this last week but plan to start incorporating the lessons in this activity center into Addison’s daily after school learning routine. She is so excited she has been asking me almost everyday if she can get it down from the shelf and play with it. It surely warms my heart that she wants to learn but she can’t play with it unless I’m present lest she loses all of the pieces before the school year starts. I already know, there will be magnetic letters everywhere.
I believe teachers and school are just the beginning of our children’s desire to learn. The hard part is actually done at home with us, and while it may seem so easy to just leave the burden of educating our children on our schools and teachers we are actually just as responsible for their learning and reinforcement of the concepts as teachers are. Finding ways to encourage learning and make it fun at home I believe is the start to a love of learning.
In just six days Addison will definitely be #Ready4Preschool. Let’s hope the fun of this doesn’t wear off!
Are you ready for Back to School? What other learning items do you incorporate into your child’s homework routine.
Baby ShopaholicJuly 29, 2014 at 10:35 am
The room looks awesome! I need to check out the Disney learning supplies. I’ve been making my own flash cards.
Aracely @ Mama Fashion FilesJuly 29, 2014 at 12:20 pm
We got a similar one for Madison and she loved it. I’ll have to try this one out. The room is taking shape, love the chalkboard wall.
RattlesandheelsJuly 29, 2014 at 7:33 pm
That chalkboard is super cute. Can’t wait to see the finished product
Alicia @MommyDeliciousJuly 30, 2014 at 11:10 am
Girl, you’re becoming a DIY pro! I love the chalkboard wall and love the way you’re jazzing it up with academic centers!
Michellette "Mimi" GreenJuly 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm
I love the room, its vibrant and fun yet educational.
robincharmagneJuly 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm
Very cute space, I hope the kids have an awesome school year!
CarlaJuly 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm
I can’t wait to see the finished product.
I completely agree with you. Teachers shouldn’t be the only one’s responsible in regards to educating our children. And I think that’s part of where the problem stems from.
We’re in the Back to School mode as well, but we have 1-1/2 week left. I don’t think I’m ready for them to go back just yet. This summer has gone by entirely too fast.
Nellie @ Brooklyn Active MamaAugust 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm
This seriously looks like so much fun! My kids are obsessed with Disney so this will be a nice way to tie fun and learning together. I agree, since I am a TK (teacher’s kid) my mom never let me slack, she had me working hard ALL the time even if the school wasn’t pushing me enough.