21st July 2022
Being neat and tidy is a must for everyone to survive on this planet. It is very important to master this skill for future growth and development. Teaching your kids a few organisational skills in the early days can benefit them immensely in a long run. Whether it’s preparing for school the night before, independently finishing household tasks or labelling toys. The habit of being organized is something that stays with your child forever.
Do you Australia& New Zealand kids/teenagers are among the most inactive in the world? Almost 90% do not meet recommended target of an hour of moderate exercise a day. Researchers from the university of western Australia and the Imperial College of London analysed data from 298 school surveys on physical activity levels from 146 countries, representing 1.6 million students. Australia was one of the worst performers ranking at 140. New Zealand came in at 138 in the ranking which was published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal (Davey, 2019).
Why staying organized is so important and what are the benefits? Teaching organizational skills to your child isn’t always an easy task but it’s important to teach children to contribute at home and take care of their things. A few points listed below will help you to understand in detail.
- Provide children with a sense of confidence and accomplishment: Children always love to get praised and earn your approval (except for lollies/candies). Starting early can teach your children responsibility and self-sufficiency.
- Help to establish a routine: A daily routine is extremely essential. It’s always best to start as soon as you can. The simple tasks of waking up, making their bed, and brushing their teeth help them to establish a routine and stay motivated to follow it. You can also create a checklist of tasks that are involved in their daily routine.
- A place for everything and everything in its place: By putting their items in designated places children are able to find them easily and can effectively avoid the last moment anxiety. Use name labels to organize toys/books a bookshelf or toy organizer can be a great idea to keep items neatly.
- Help children to develop planning skills: You can draw a planning sheet that includes tasks that have to be performed during the particular week and share it with your kid. Talk about the activities that need to be done and always share the importance of these activities (Felton, 2022).
After carefully understanding the importance of staying organized we decided to introduce a Toy organizer/Bookshelf with cute and colourful designs. It helps you to encourage your little one to read and learn to organize things with our kid’s bookshelf and toy box. Use the shelf to organize reading materials and the boxes to store anything from toys to crafts materials and many more. The overall design is made child-safe with smooth and round-edged corners with easy-to-reach accessibility. It helps kids to gradually develop a good habit of storage.
- Small size with a large capacity: multi-layered structure, layered management, increasing the vertical storage space while keeping the toys clean and tidy.
- Simple handling, easy to assemble.
- Lightweight, easy to handle and move.
- Edges are designed with rounded corners to prevent bumps.
- Dimensions: 159*36*92 CMS
- Colour: Blue & Pink;
- Materials: PE. Made of natural PE, safe, non-toxic and odourless. BPA Free.
- Weight: 17.84kg；
We have introduced many new colours and designs for these bookshelves and planning to launch a few more in the upcoming months.
QUICK TIPS TO MAKE ORGANIZING INTERESTING
- Break tasks into chunks
- Make to-do lists
- Teach calendar and time management skills
- Establish daily routines
- Introduce idea organizers
- Use colour coding
- Create fun memory aids
- Create an organized workspace
- Do regular backpack audits
- Help them to think ahead (Walters, 2020)
Hopefully, the information provided in this blog was helpful to you. Stay connected for more information on effective parenting.
Felton, C., 2022. Explore the Benefits to Teaching Your Child Organisation Skills. [online] Stuckonyou.com.au. Available at: <https://www.stuckonyou.com.au/blog/help-children-be-more-organised/> [Accessed 21 July 2022].
Davey, M., 2019. Australian and New Zealand teenagers among most inactive in the world. [online] The Guardian. Available at: <https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/22/australian-and-new-zealand-teenagers-among-most-inactive-in-the-world> [Accessed 21 July 2022].
Walters, L., 2020. Organizing Tips | 10 Ideas to Help Get Your Child Organized. [online] Understood.org. Available at: <https://www.understood.org/en/articles/10-tips-to-help-get-your-child-organized> [Accessed 21 July 2022].