Teaching your kids how to be organised can make their lives so much easier. It will seem like a hard task to achieve at the beginning, but once they get a hang of it, it’ll be like second nature to them. Here are a few tips on how to get your kids organised, from the experts at IKEA.
Organising their workspace
Allocating a specific workspace where your child can do their homework or tasks without interruption would be a great step to start with. The most essential item you will need for their workspace would be a desk. You can customise that desk however you want, a few handy additions would be to include storage boxes for them to store specific items, and a stationery holder. This desk should ideally be close to a power outlet as well in case they need to plug in their tablet.
If you see that your kids are actively trying to get out of doing their chores, you can try to implement ways to make their tasks more enjoyable. Start off by getting a memo-board and a bunch of post-it notes which you could use to write out their tasks for the day. This makes it easier for them to see what they have to do, without having them feel overwhelmed. You can even reward them with a bunch of treats if they complete all their chores!
Establish a routine
Establishing a daily routine can greatly help with your child’s time management skills and shows them what they should expect for the day. Help your child write down their important tasks for the day on a calendar, then assist them in estimating how much time it would take for them to complete each task. Over time, they should be able to figure out the exact time they need to carry out a single task.
Divide their tasks
Having big tasks can be overwhelming, even for adults. Therefore, a highly effective method of completing tasks would be to divide tasks into small chunks so they seem easy to complete. That way, your kids would be able to easily plan out how they can go on with their task and it also helps them feel accomplished when they see that they are making quite a bit of progress.
Implement these tips to make organisation enjoyable, and give your kids something productive that they can look forward to.