ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Developing good organization skills is essential for success in school, work, and life. But many kids have trouble with this. Below are some tips to help your little ones get on track.
From toys … to clothes … to papers … kids today can make a big mess!
Mother Courtney Hylton said, “Jade, my younger one, she is into slime these days, making homemade slime.”
Help your child get organized. First designate spaces in the home for certain activities.
Hylton went on to say, “I told her, Jade why don’t you take a dresser drawer, and organize your slime ingredients, your containers.”
Use checklists to help your kids keep track of what they need to do each day. In a study to analyze possible reasons for low grades, teachers found a lack of organizational skills in poorly performing children’s desks, lockers, book bags, and binders. Each night encourage kids to organize their backpacks by putting all loose papers in a binder. Once a week have them put old tests and papers in a separate file to keep at home. Have kids help prepare lunches, set out their clothes, and get their backpacks ready the night before school. A popular Pinterest storage idea lets them set their clothes out for the whole week. Another good idea: keep a master family calendar with all activities in a central location. You can also buy kids their own planners, so they can get used to scheduling their time.
Staying organized yourself is important if you want your kids to be organized. Make sure you practice what you preach!
Contributors to this news report include: Julie Marks, Producer; Roque Correa, Videographer and Editor.
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