Friday, August 15, 2008
Helping Children Organize
Has your child ever lost an important piece of homework in their messy room? Has a spelling book ended up under the bed, only to be found in the middle of summer? There are many other examples and stories that could be mentioned regarding an important topic for our kids: organization. Organization can help those in all age groups. With the school year starting again, how can you help keep your child’s school materials organized?
One suggestion is something that many of us use to stay organized ourselves, a computer desk. Computer desks help us as parents maintain our organization with many important topics. It can also work for your child. Even without a personal computer, a computer desk allows your child to have a designated work and study area. After school, many children come home and do their homework right away. A computer desk allows them the opportunity to have all of their important materials available in one place.
Set up a small table with a chair for younger children. Children try and imitate us as adults. They see us working at our computer desks all the time. Use this opportunity to help them learn organizational skills and responsibility. When you work at your desk, see if they would like to do a fun, educational coloring book at their desk. When you are completed, help each other clean and organize the working areas. If done properly, your child will develop organizational skills that will help them in the future.