Organizing a Child’s Room: Make it a Learning Experience

Lee HansenStarred Page By Lee Hansen, 11th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3v_ym3vi/
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Teaching your child to clean and organize their room can lead to a fun and positive learning experience for them.

Coming of Age

There comes a time in a child's life when they have to start learning how to clean their room. It helps them be responsible and to appreciate the things they have. Additionally it frees up the parent to do other things once they have been properly shown how it's done. And depending how you approach the idea, it doesn't have to be dull or tedious.

Learn Colors Through Closet Organization

By putting similar or like colors together, children learn how to differentiate between them. Make it fun by emphasizing what the color is and having them repeat it back to you several times. If, for example you are hanging clothes in their closet, have them place similar colored items together. In doing this they are also learning to organize. This method can also be used when sorting through their socks to be placed in their dresser drawers. This will help to eliminate making unnecessary purchases on clothing items when things are seen in clear view.

The Shape of Things

Children can learn about different shapes by the many toys or games they have. When organizing their play area observe the different shapes. For example, you might have a game in a rectangular box. State what shape it is and have the child repeat it back to you. While they are repeating it back to you have them place the item in the appropriate and designated space. This will help them to put items back in their proper "home". It is also another way of learning about colors. When done on a consistent basis, the child will be learning to keep his room organized and clutter-free.

Learning New Words

Whether you have a bookcase or another area for book storage, children can be taught new words. Their vocabulary can be jump-started by pointing to different words in a book. Begin by writing several words down on a piece of paper. Don't make it too many because it might be too overwhelming for them. Give the piece of paper to them and ask them to look on the first page of the book and see if they see that same word. When they notice it, pronounce the word and have them repeat it back to you. Place the paper back in the book and make it a point to do it again at a later time. Put the book in a suitable spot for easy retrieval.

Using Time Wisely

These are clever ways for a child to learn while cleaning their room. It is also teaching them good organization skills that will be instilled in them for years to come. And if you are a parent, it gives you a little less to do in your already busy world.

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Book, Cleaning A Childs Room, Closet Organization, Clutter-Free, Color-Coded, Colors, Coming Of Age, Learning Colors, Learning Experience, Organizing A Childs Room, Responsible, Shapes, Sizes, Teaching Children At Home, Words

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author avatar Lee Hansen
As a breast cancer survivor I have learned to take time to smell the roses in life. I love sharing my passion of reading to children. My pages will be on various topics.

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author avatar Mariah
13th Aug 2014 (#)

Great tips and colourful ideas Lee
well done this one.

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author avatar Lee Hansen
13th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Mariah. Hope it makes the task easier and fun.

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author avatar Retired
13th Aug 2014 (#)

Fun, helpful, and well done, Lee. Congratulations on your star. Well deserved!

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author avatar Lee Hansen
13th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Susan. I appreciate you and the star.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
14th Aug 2014 (#)

Very useful and fun ideas...much appreciated Lee-:0)!

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author avatar Lee Hansen
14th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks D. I hope it is of assistance to many.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
15th Aug 2014 (#)

Lee, I love this article. Great ideas.

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