Children can be some of the worst organizers in the world. They have so much to keep track of between home and school that it is amazing anything get to you at all. Children’s home and school work is important and keeping it organized is important. If things are neatly organized and easy to find you may find that your children start to enjoy doing their work and get it done quicker.
The first tip is for homework. Try setting aside a specific time for homework to be done. Make an agreement with your child that between these hours, it is homework and nothing else. Make it a time when you are available so you can assist if necessary. If this habit is established early in their school years, when they get into high school, it will be much less of a chore to get them to do it.
The next tip is to have an area designated for homework. Make sure it is quiet so your child can concentrate. Have a box with everything that they could possible need. Make sure there is paper, pencils or pens, markers, scissors, calculators, rulers and so forth. This will minimalist the, I don’t have a pencil problems that waste time. Having this established will set a good tone about homework and get your child into good habits early.
Children have loads of school work. Teach them how to use a ring binder early in life. Devote a section to each subject and get dividers in separate colors. This sends a message to the brain and helps it create its own internal filing system. You may also get your child to make an illustration about their particular subjects, to be placed in the ring binder. Designate some time each week, ideally during homework time to go through the folder and discard what is no longer needed. This is a great way to teach your child organization and spend quality time with them.
Children accumulate loads of paper during their school years. Keeping it organized isn’t such a chore. By designating time each day for homework, having equipment on hand and going through their binders on a weekly basis, your child will be organized and start to do better in school.