“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” A.A. Milne
How can you help your child be better organized this school year?
Here are some tips to help.
1. Establish a place for your child to do homework.
* It needs to be a quiet place
* It also needs to be a set place where your child can come every day
* It needs to be a space free from clutter
* It needs to have supplies available like pencils, paper, etc.
* Keep supplies in separate containers, paper in one, pencils in another, etc.
2. Establish an organization for your child’s back pack.
* Use colorful binders one color for math, one color for reading, etc.
* Use pencil cases that contain necessary items like pencils, etc.
* Set up a special binder or folder where all homework should be placed
3. Establish order in your child’s bedroom.
* Place all shirts on one side of the closet, pants on another side
* Place pajamas in one drawer, underwear in another drawer.
* Designate a place where your child puts his/her dirty clothes each night.
* Designate a place where your child puts out his/her clothes for the next day.
4. Establish routines.
* Write down on a chart what you expect your child to do each day.
* Keep a calendar of weekly activities posted for your child to see.
* Hang a monthly calendar for your child to look at and keep track of holidays, birthdays, etc.
What do you do in your house to help your child be organized for school?
What suggestions can you give other parents to help them set up their home?