How to Help Your Child Get Organised for School

  • February 25, 2019
Child organised school supplies

This is a guest post from Mount House School.

No matter how old your child is, they sometimes need a little push in the right direction when it comes to getting organised and prepared for school. Forgetting a book from time to time is normal and not writing down their homework assignment can happen, but there are steps you can take to help prevent these little errors from occurring too often. If your children can do more for themselves it’s less work for you to do. Mount House School, an independent senior school in Hertfordshire, has put together the following advice to help you to get your children more organised…


Eliminate distractions

Your child is more than capable of getting organised for school and you know it, but if they’re not even trying it could be that there are too many distractions. They need to be taught to balance their time appropriately between work and play. What’s more, you need to help them to make sure that their bedroom and workspace are tidy and uncluttered so that you all know where everything is.


Don’t be too critical

You should also try not to be too critical because arguing about their disorganisation or untidiness won’t help the situation in the long run. Instead, try to be supportive when they make an effort and give regular reminders. Rather than being negative when things go wrong, you should praise and promote success.

Give them a nudge

Don’t wait until it’s too late to ask if everything is packed in their school bag. Ask about homework as soon as your child gets home from school, rather than waiting until you’re in the car the next morning. Frequent prompts will give them less opportunity to overlook anything that needs to be done.


Encourage a routine

It’s worth incorporating routine into your family life and perhaps introducing checklists for your children. If you get into a habit of doing the same things every day, in the same order, your child will start to remember everything without the reminders from you.


Be organised yourself

Most importantly, you need to set a good example for your child with regards to organisation. Prepare your own work bag the night before or plan the ingredients you’ll need for the next days’ dinner. After all, you can’t expect your child to have everything in order and under control if you don’t!


How well do your children cope with organising themselves? If you’re doing everything for them at the moment maybe you could use these tips to encourage them to do a bit more for themselves and make life a bit easier for you.



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  • The Frozen Mind

    These are great tips! I remember the days of trying to keep up with the kids school!

    Thank you for participating in #KCACOLS!

  • Jeremy@ThirstyDaddy

    we have a pretty solid routine in the morning and certain expectations of what should be done by certain times. My bigger problem is getting her to remember to bring things back home from school. Going through a lot of mittens this year #KCACOLS

  • Christy

    Great tips! I think a good routine is so important with children. If they get into a good habit then everything will be easier. #KCACOLS

  • tracey bowden

    Great tips. It can be hard to establish a good routine and know what helps and doesn’t help #kcacols

  • LanaPummill

    Great tips!! I am still trying to work out a few kinks with my morning routine for my 5 year old. This is the first year he is in school and he is my oldest so I haven’t had a child in school before now. #KCACOLS

  • northernbird84

    These are great tips. I was a nightmare for leaving it all to just before I had to leave and then couldn’t even find anything. #KCACOLS

  • Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin

    I wish my parents would have worked with me on organisational skills, as they are certainly not my forté… Having read more about executive functioning skills lately, I can see that my brain is struggling with those, and I can see that working on improving these will be a life-long project for me. Your tips here can in some ways be applied to my everyday life, too x #KCACOLS


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