We often believe that learning begins with our ABC’s and 123’s however this is not where it ends. An important component of learning amongst toddlers and young children is our fundamental skillset. This includes organization and planning and with the new year there is never a better time to start. At MCS this learning furthers in the classroom, however majority of it takes place at home. Organization helps children come up with a plan and follow through to get work done and with at home learning becoming more necessary this is a necessary component to set children up for success. Organization allows kids to increasingly become more independent and helps students learn and retain information. There are great benefits, short term and long term, to helping your child become more organized, so let’s start talking about how.
The basis of organization begins with the little things.
- Assist your child in cultivating a habit of building checklists or to – do lists, this helps in providing a visual aid of things that need to be done
- Build a schedule with your child for their day, including time for homework, for play, naps, etc. This is a great tool to help them learn how to organize time.
- Creating designated work spaces for school work helps keep school separate, allowing them to have better focus and concentration – this is a great tip for our virtual program students!
- Creating easy to use and do it yourself stations with your child for their belongings allows them to develop independency and by having specific locations of their toys, school supplies, sports equipment, etc. and it allows them to understand an organization element.
These are just a few tips of many, and with whatever tools and resources work best for your family we’re all in this together. Included HERE is our MCS planning guide, follow along with us or make your own!
Happy New Year to our MCS community! We’re hoping this year brings brightness, smiles and eager minds to our MCS friends.
Posted: January 7, 2021