As your child adapts to school, there are still plenty of routines to get used to and perhaps some help might benefit your child to get more organised for school. We gather some tips from experienced parents who put their meticulousness, Marie Kondo skills and creativity with great intention.
3 Tips To Help Your Child Get Organised For School
1. Routines Before and After School
What happens when your child comes home from school? Is there a routine or schedule to follow?
Perhaps implementing a timetable would be useful, to indicate the flow of events of specific tasks for the day and to prepare the child before and after school.
Mummy @graciechai shared on her page about getting the children’s routines in a fun and easy to understand manner. She crafted a routine chart using her son’s favourite cars and dinos. By drawing tasks along the route towards the “finishing line”, her child is encouraged to move closer to the end by completing each task. She has used stationery from Daiso to make the inexpensive routine chart that is easily secured to the bomb shelter door.
Jacinth from @ourlittleplaynest has also incorporated a nifty system to encourage responsibility in children by using a visible checklist with pegs on it to indicate if a task has been done.
2. Essentials Organised and Placed Clearly
There is a longer list of essentials to bring to school or out of home these days – Trace Together tokens, masks, apart from the usuals like textbooks, water bottles, wallets.
Pack the essentials required near the door. This makes it easier to help school-going children get ready quickly with everything essential in reach as you pass through the doorway to leave home.
3. Getting familiar with important dates and telling time
Schools follow timetables and there is a clock in almost every location. In the same vein, we can continue the timekeeping habit at home, without the bells ringing every half and hour.
Keep a clock or watch close to the child whether in the bedroom or study desk. Time and tide wait for no man, it is important to learn to tell the time and watch the time according to the schedule.
In addition, get the children to note down all important dates for spelling, mini-assessments, examinations on their own calendar so they know they are in charge of preparing for them. This responsibility is theirs and no one else’s.
You can assist them by preparing them in advance so they know when to start studying. Consistency is part of a good learning attitude and keeping track of time and dates is one fundamental that children can learn.
Help Your Child Get Organised for School
Getting organised is one life skill that is essential in many ways and will ease future transitions and other opportunities in life. Start with these tips and you can do things your way or with a system, you deem best for yourself and your family.
School serves as a foundation to the rest of life’s journeys so your child has plenty of opportunities to practise towards perfection. May the organising be smooth and happy parenting!