It’s every parent’s favorite time of year again! Back-to-school season means new challenges with every passing year, one of which is helping your child stay organized and focused during the coming school year. If you want your kid to have a great foundation for the year, you can start by using basic office supplies to get them organized. Here are just a few ways you can use school supplies to get your kids ready for an amazing school year.
Make them a calendar – Use a 3 ring binder, some small binder rings, and a spiral bound graph paper notebook, make a calendar of upcoming assignments, responsibilities, and other deadlines that will be essential for your child to remember. Writing down engagements can help your kids to become more punctual, and can help you see what upcoming assignments you’ll have to make sure are completed.
Make them a homework station – If you want your child to have a successful school year, it all comes down to the completion of a routine. By setting up a homework station for your child, you’ll be able to teach them diligence and how to finish a task. Use desk organizers to section off an area of the dining room table, or make a small corner desk so that you can limit distractions and maximize your child’s efficiency.
Organize their tasks – Helping your child to keep their assignments sorted and organized can help them become more organized in general. You can sort homework using bubble mailers and laser labels or a 3 ring binder, sorting the assignments by class and giving them a specific home when they’re completed. (Hint: putting your homework drop spot by the door will ensure your kid will never forget their homework again!)
Don’t hesitate to make this school year the greatest one yet! Get organized and get prepared.