How to Teach Children Organization Skills

Organization and time management don’t always come easily for kids. Organizational skills are something you may have to teach your grade-schooler. The How to Teach Children Organization Skills Infographic presents some simple lessons to help your grade school child get organized.

Lesson 1: Recognize “wants” vs. “needs”

  • Goal: Sort out and prioritize what s/he wants to do vs. what s/he needs to do.

  • Example: Your child does homework first. Playing with friends comes later

 

Lesson 2: Take one out, put one in

  • Goal: Keep messes from becoming overwhelming.

  • Example: Your child has to put away what’s already out when s/he wants to play with or use something new.

 

Lesson 3: Categorize, label and sort

  • Goal: Keep things neat and orderly.

  • Example: Your child looks at toys, groceries or homework to figure out which things go together.

 

Lesson 4: Picture the day

  • Goal: Know the order or events in the day.

  • Example: Your child plans out the day by drawing a picture of the day’s schedule as a comic book.

 

Lesson 5: Make daily checklists

  • Goal: Keep track of what needs to be done.

  • Example: Your child lists out things to do, checks off what’s finished and transfers unfinished items to the next day’s list.

 

Lesson 6: Keep a family calendar

  • Goal: Plan for the future.

  • Example: Your child future checks the calendar nightly to know what’s happening tomorrow.

 

Lesson 7: Break big projects into smaller steps

  • Goal: Make big projects easier to manage

  • Example: Your child breaks a science project into steps-first coming up with an idea, then listing materials needed and gathering supplies before doing the experiment.

 

How to Teach Children Organization Skills Infographic

Get Free Email Updates!

Signup now and receive an email once we publish new content.

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *