The new year just started. What is the best way to celebrate it? Start being a little bit more organized! After all, developing this skill will help not only you but your children be successful. Successful not only in their personal lives but in school too.
Winter break is almost over and it is time to get used to the routine again, that is why being organized at this time is so important. Getting back to old habits might sound difficult for some… but it is not as hard as you think.
We are going to show you our top 5 best habits when it comes to starting the new year as organized as ever. Remember, you can add your own touch to every single one of these tips. After all, you are the one who knows your children and the best ways to keep them back in track!
- Organize assignments
Once your kids go back to school they will get different kinds of assignments to do at home. They will deliver their best work if you help them to make a list of priorities.
Knowing what needs to be done by a certain time and date will boost their productivity. You will see how homework gets done in the most efficient way.
We recommend to write down a weekly list with the assignments that have to get done. Remember, don’t leave the hardest ones to the last. If you do, they will be tired from all the homework they have already done and might not get it done. We like to do simple tasks first, then a harder one, and finish with a simple one. This will take their mind off of the hard work.
- Write a to-do list.
Every day there is something that needs to get done, even simple activities like tidying up the room or brushing your teeth. The best way to help your kid remember all of those things is by doing a to-do list.
They will have a lot of fun completing the tasks and finding out the things that they can achieve during the day. Everybody gets a little satisfaction when they accomplish their goals of the day and kids are no exception.
Also, it is a good way to help them develop a routine by making everyday activities fun and different.
- Find the right space and time.
Having a designated space to make their homework will help your children get focused. Make sure that you find a space that doesn’t have a lot of distractions that will take their mind off what they are doing.
We recommend finding a kids table where they can organize all of their pencils, markers, and color. This will become a place where they can have everything handy at the moment of doing their school activities.
Also, set a time to make them. They can have a snack, rest for a little, and then get started with their after school activities! That way, they will have some time to themselves before starting their tasks.
- Reinforce with positivity
We know that kids can be difficult and most do not like homework time. They can get easily distracted and also refuse to do things when asked.
As parents, we have to be patient with them. Let them know that you are there to help them finish their activities. When they accomplish them, you can do fun things together.
Positive reinforcement will make your kid finish their activities in a happier way. They will know that they have your support and once they are done with the homework they will have more fun things to do.
- Prepare the day before.
Having everything planned in advance will help you to prepare for the upcoming day. Of course, some tasks will appear along the way, but you and your kid will feel more prepared and ready to take them on.
So before going to bed prepare everything for the next day, like making their school bag, make sure their lunch is ready, and find an outfit together! Having these things done will make the morning much easier for both of you.