Ways to Develop Your Child’s Organizational Skills

January 29, 2020

Ways to Develop Your Child’s Organizational Skills

Teaching your children how to get organized is a skill that requires time and patience to learn but is an important part of their development, instilling a sense of responsibility.

Over time, children will pick up on the following good habits and routines that will positively impact other areas of their lives.

1. Incorporate Daily Checklists

Start with simple and short checklists such as “My Homework Assignments” or “My Chores for the Day”.

Creating such lists will help your child to strategize and use their time effectively to complete the tasks at hand.

Crossing out completed items will give your children a sense of accomplishment and encourage them to continue working through their list.

2. Establish a Routine

Setting a regular schedule in place helps kids to plan for their day since they know what to expect.

For example, their “After School Routine” may involve participating in a sports or school activity, completing their homework assignments and tidying up their room.

Gradually, your child will fall into a pattern at home and learn valuable time management skills.

3. Give Sorting/Categorizing Chores

Sorting tasks such as putting away the groceries, emptying the dishwasher or putting away the laundry provide children with the understanding that things are alike and different and thus, can be arranged into certain groups.

This practice creates order in their environment and leads them to a path of applying logical thinking in their everyday lives.

4. Prep for the Next Day

Before bedtime, have your child pack their schoolwork and books in their backpack.

Perry Mackin’s Charlie Backpack is perfect to help your kids get organized with a spacious interior and a separate compartment for their laptop or iPad. Their belongings stay secure with a top zipper and easy to operate magnetic strap closures and the padded, adjustable shoulder straps provide comfortable everyday wear.

This routine will ensure their mornings are less complicated and allow them to focus on seizing the day ahead.