Today I am revealing my Homeschool Closet! When we moved into this house a few months ago I really wanted to make a space dedicated to school. We have a 4th bedroom that wears a lot of hats. It's our guest room, homeschool room, and my office. I decided to use the closet as my homeschool closet and put all of our school things we will need to use during the day. It's away from the rest of the house and these things are special for school.
I also put links to the item or a similar one if the one I have if it is no longer being sold. This way you can easily find everything you need to homeschool your preschooler.
I want to give you a full tour and share with you how I organized it and what we use. This is our closet for preschool. As the boys grow I know it will look a lot different. Right now we have a lot of fun things that preschoolers like, but can still learn with like puzzles, Play-Doh, books, sensory bins.
That's the entire thing! I luckily have a large closet in our 4th bedroom and have a good amount of space, but you can use the same idea even in a linen closet you are not using would work. This is everything we use during the day, but we don't use it all in one-day =).
First is my door. I love this idea for extra space. This is actually a hanging shoe rack, but I put random items we will need for crafts during the day. Things like Glue, tape, crayons, stickers, googly eyes, all the things a preschooler may need =).
I used command hooks to hang a few things on the wall. This is a cute little smock that I keep in case we do something a little messy.
I love these little plastic containers. I use them in a lot of my closets. In here I keep some washable paint, flash cards, lacing & stringing beads for fine motor skills, and a sensory bin that I made. Right now all I have in there are some dry beans, little plastic snakes and lizard, and some measuring cups.
More of my Homeschool Closet!
Next I have all of our favorite books. My boys love reading. They have lots of books in their play room and bed rooms, but I keep some books in here that we read at school time. This way they do not get torn up or ripped and they can sit and listen to me read. If you want to know some of my favorite books for preschoolers you can find them all here.
I have some more command hooks on the other side of the wall with these cute little bags. They work great for traveling. The boys can fill them with coloring books, reading books, and a few small toys to take on the road or to church.
I also keep some of my favorite puzzles in here. These puzzles are great for my boys because they can sit and do it all on their own. Melissa and Doug is by far my favorite for puzzles. They also got the Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Fishing Game for Christmas from my mom that they love.
I had a lot of these plastic drawers in storage that I used for different things, but cleaned them out and love having them in this closet. It will be great when the boys are older to help organize all their school work. On top I keep a few games, busy books, and wooden blocks.
Inside this I have several different memory match games along with some craft supplies. Later on I will use this to organize paper and school work, but for know it works great to just keep extra games.
In this drawer I just keep more things that we play and learn together. Some wooden ABC blocks, shape matching bucket, and barrel of monkeys.
This large bin is where I keep my curriculum right now. My kids are 2 and 4 right now so school is a lot of learning through play, but my 4-year-old will have time each day to work on a few worksheets. These are all very simple and easy for parents to use. I've tried a few books, but this one if by far my favorite, Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills. I like that has lessons and reviews plus it's pretty inexpensive.
I have a a draw dedicated to Play-doh, and all the fun little things for it. I also have some therapy putty. This is the same putty that my son uses in therapy and I found it on amazon and we love it, I got the Thera-Flex Therapy Putty. Its great for working fine motor skills.
Next we have more crayons and these twistables crayons. I love them because my son has a very heavy hand and tends to breaks crayons.
This draw I have some fun coloring books and these fun paint with water books.