As your children grow up it’s essential to teach them skills that will not only help them during their academic life but also as they head into adult life. Good orgainisation is a key component to being successful; however teaching it can sometimes be tricky. That’s why here at Tutor Doctor we want to give you some easy tips and tricks to follow that will help you build up your child’s organisation skills. They will be running the household before you know it!
This is an easy way to help encourage your children to be organised and get things done in a systematic way. Remember, checklists don’t have to be complex they can be simple. Start with easy lists such as ‘3 things to do before bed’ or ‘What to take on holiday’ and eventually make them more complex as your child grows older. Referring to lists will help develop their ability to strategize tasks and organise their time.
Assign chores that involve sorting
Tasks such as food shopping, sorting, and tidying are great ways to help test your child’s organisation abilities. Getting them involved in activities like these will allow them to make choices on their on and learn how to organise things in their own way.
Encourage your child to get ready the night before
Encouraging your child to get organised the night before school or a big event is great practice. The more they do it, the more they will develop their skills and get into the habit of utilising organisation.
Tidy their bedroom!
A tidy room is the key to an organised life. However getting children to clean up is easier said than done. The more they sort, tidy and take pride their own bedroom will allow them to see the benefit of using organisation in everyday life. Soon they will be tidying the whole house!
Use a planner
Get your child to pick out a planner/diary of their choice and encourage them to use it everyday. Having their own diary will not only encourage them to create and stick to their own schedule, but will show them that their time is valuable. The more organised they are, the more productive their day-to-day life will be. This will also stand them in good stead for when they enter adult life and juggling lots of important tasks at once becomes the norm.
Organise school work
Start encouraging your child to keep their homework, notes and projects in an organised way. This will make it easier for them to refer back to and also allow them to practice systematising important information.
Establish a homework routine
Establishing a homework routine and setting up a study hour schedule will enable your child to plan and organise their time efficiently and effectively.
Organisation might not be the easiest task to get children on board with. Be sure to remember that encouragement is key. Reward them for their efforts and praise their hard work. The more they put these key skills into practice the easier they will find everyday life as they grow older.