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Video series by a mom: Homeschooling ideas



Mother of 3 and director of architecture and environmental design for Guidecraft, Lauren Magee, provides advice for other parents suddenly homeschooling

Guidecraft, furniture, kids

Its been over three months since many of us have been home with our kids. And we are not sure what the fall will bring.

Lauren Magee decided this would be a great time to use her skills as an architect and environmental designer to help other parents who suddenly find themselves providing home-based educational learning.

Lauren used her knowledge as a teacher and an an architect to create a YouTube series that demonstrates how she turned her home into a creative learning center with minimal changes. What's even better, she is the mom to 3 kids, all of different ages. So she speaks from her mom-experiences.

Check out Lauren Magee's YouTube series called “Lauren’s Learning Lab

Lauren walks you through her home and shows you how her family has faced their journey to a new normal because of Covid-19 restrictions.

In this series, sponsored by Guidecraft, Lauren reveals simple, home-design solutions that helped her elementary and preschool-aged children.

Using high-quality furniture, educational toys, and her unique background as an educator and classroom designer, Lauren transformed parts of her home into functional learning environments for her three young children.

Follow the Magee Family as they consult early childhood experts, transform their space and try to maintain their sanity during these unprecedented times!

For advice and tips from a mom just like you, check out Lauren’s Learning Lab.






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