DD's only two and I have started some preschooling with her (nothing too terribly serious just yet) but we have NO space. I have no room in her tiny room for a desk or table. All we have is a dining room table. We have no storage space except some room in the pantry to keep some art supplies. I wish I had a place I could set up as a schooling area but we just don't. How do you homeschool when you just have a table? Anybody out there have no space?
Thank you! We were supposed to have had the rest of our house built six years ago, and we would have had a library/study that I could have used but things have stalled out and now we are still living in our own basement and tripping over each other. Our bookshelves and closets are full but maybe I can get DH to put up some shelves on the wall in our bedroom. That might buy us some time.
You don't need a desk.. The table is enough. Just add the books to a bookshelf and store other supplies in the top of a closet or under a bed.
The only place we can put some shelving is on a part of one wall in my (our) bedroom. It's about six feet by four feet so we could put a couple of shelves in there. I have a lot of my own books just lying in piles on the floor that I've been after DH to put up shelves for me in that spot. It would definitely be useful!
I would have her sit at the dining table when it is time for learning. Or you could get a small folding table, I purchased one at Walmart and we pull it out for the boys to work at during the day and fold it up to be put in the closet when we aren't using it. Do you have any hall closet that you could put a few bins with school stuff? Or possibly up in the top of your daughter's closet or under a bed?
Just make do with what you do have. We had a school room which largely went unused until we moved our youngest into it. We use the living room coffee table and the dining table for working. I also bought lapdesks the kids can use wherever they feel like. If you are on Pinterest you can find creative storage places for small areas, some of the ideas I can remember are under the beds, taking advantage of closets, hanging baskets or plastic holders from the doors.