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The Importance of Teaching Organization Skills Early On
If you’ve been thinking about an effective time to start teaching organization skills to your child, early-on is the opportune time to do it.
Extensive scientific research has been done on the subject, and studies have shown that the brains of children and teenagers are softer and more absorbent than those of adults. Learning while the brain is in this spongy state creates more neural pathways in their noggins. In other words, it’s a great time to embed some good habits in your child, especially teaching organization skills.
Organization skills can be considered an essential tool, and, unsurprisingly, parents are increasingly pushing their children to lead organized lives early. Why you ask?
- Organized people receive less stress daily, contributing to a healthier lifestyle.
- Organized people perform better in school and at work because of the ability to apply a systematic process to things they need to get done.
- Organized people are generally happier as clutter and disorder in their surroundings contributes to feelings of irritation and depression.
Ways parents can start teaching organization skills
Every child is unique — for instance, you might have a kid who loves stuffing his or her toys in a drawer, or another one who leaves them sprawled all over the floor. When teaching organization skills, convey the ideas in a way that relates to them (ask yourself, “Why is my child doing this?”).
Parents take part in a child’s organization journey by creating a nurturing environment for the kid to habitually learn. With the right encouragement and approach, kids can quickly learn to store toys away in the right area and keep their closets clutter free. Don’t forget to make it fun! One of the best ways to introduce a new concept to a child is to make it a game.
Ways a custom closet can start teaching organization skills
- Have a set of multiple drawers and label each drawer as one day of the week. Assist your child by pre-coordinating outfits for each day. He or she will go to the corresponding drawer to get ready in the morning. Pretty soon, your child will slowly realize how quickly and easily he or she gets ready in the morning and how much time is saved.
- Take some time to put away clothes together with your child. Show him or her that folding t-shirts is better than hanging them. Never let them put socks and underwear in a place that’s not a drawer. In addition, create separate areas in a closet for separate pieces of clothing. In addition, create separate, color-coordinated areas in a closet for separate pieces of clothing. Children learn well visually, and if they’re able to visually see where something needs to go, it’ll stick with them for a long time.
- For younger children, design a custom closet system that features storage bins in multiple colors and sizes. On the front of the bins, create a picture label showing what exactly needs to go in that specific bin. If your child places something in the wrong bin, kindly show him or her where it’s supposed to go instead.
Teaching organization skills early on will make a difference in creating a cleaner, healthier, and happier lifestyle for your young ones in the future.
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