As vacations have already kick-started, many parents have activities and things planned ahead of time to utilize the best of these holidays and bring about some productivity despite the scorching heat.
Today, let’s talk about inculcating the importance of organization and management in our children that have benefits in the long run and is a key factor that leads to success in academics as well as practical life. It is not very difficult to develop these skills in children and by showing equal participation and interest from our side, they tend to learn it faster and implement it in their daily routine.
Some easy steps to follow on a daily basis are as follows.
1. Make funky and attractive DIY organizers of different sizes
Encourage the child to use them for stacking their things by doing it yourself. They may use them to store their colour pencils, cars, watches, hair accessories, small miscellaneous toys, balls and similar things that are greater in number and differ in sizes.
2. Make use of a calendar for entries
Important dates, notable events, doctor appointments, PTM days; write all on a calendar and encourage your child to write his entries on it too.
3. Create Check-lists
This is a very important factor when teaching organizational skills. Make to-do lists and ask your child to make the same for vacations or things to be done the next day.
4. Weekly sorting
Conduct a weekly sorting where you and your child should sort out the things and de-clutter the unnecessary ones. Old test papers, notebooks, dried out markers should all be removed and organized in a separate place.
5. Create a separate place for study
A study place is essential for kids who are studying. It should be a quiet one with fewer distractions. Provide a study supply box and encourage the child to use it every time they sit to study. Ask them to decorate their study space according to their choice.
6. Give rewards
Every time a child helps you in organizing or does it by himself, treat him as a token of appreciation. This will encourage them to extend their skills and do more.
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