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Tips to Develop Stronger Organization Skills at Home

Organization skills at home lead to better grades in school

Messy bedrooms. Untidy book bags. Forgotten assignments. Missing school notes…

As a parent, you’ve probably dealt with these issues; organization skills don’t come naturally to everyone, and organization skills are not usually taught in schools.

The good news is that the skills we use to be organized at home are the same skills that lead to better grades in school. Skills such as sorting, arranging, grouping, categorizing … These are all skills that can be practised at home and transferred to the classroom. 

That’s because the act of organizing, sorting and arranging objects leads to the ability to mentally organize information. 

If students can organize their sock drawer, they can organize their study and learning habits as both these activities draw on a similar set of skills.

Weekly Organization Tip: Collect something!

Rocks, stickers, stamps or seashells, collecting is a great way to develop organization skills. 

Gathering items is the first step; once the collection is large enough, it’s time to sort, group, arrange and categorize—all skills that are important to becoming organized!

Age-Specific Organization Tips

Build organization skills at every age with these tips! 

K to Grade 2

Grade 3 to 8

Grade 9 to 12

Develop Organization Skills at Home! 

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child develop better organization skills at home.

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