Sorting is not the same as picking
If when you get home from work, you see the whole messy room, and you think it's going to give you something, calm! it's time to Educate your children in the order. How? Step by Step. You have to take advantage of your sensitive moments to find the necessary motivation to put everything in its place.
Sorting is not the same as picking. Collecting is putting all the things to the rough at the end of the day in a pair of trunks or drawers without a logical method. Sorting is looking for a corresponding place for each thing. And this is precisely the idea that we must transmit to children from two years of age and up to 10. When everything has its place and is placed in it after having used it, when we want to go back to look for it, we will find it.
Surely you hear the following situation: "the mother of little Marta, despair again. He has explained many times that things must be ordered, that after playing you have to place the toys in their place. But it seems he does not know. Your room is again sleeve by shoulder. "Order your room right now!" She says angry and shouting. "But have you tried to educate her in order through the game and repetitive acts?
How to relate the order of things to their corresponding place
Teaching to order with logic is what works best when it comes to transferring this idea to children. The logic system is the one they understand best and then the one they remember best. Why? Children love repetitions and this is the key to educate children in order. Just as they hide almost always in the same place when we play hide-and-seek or they ask us many times to read them the same story, the repetitions to educate in order, they also like them. Here are some examples to teach your children to be ordained:
1. Toys Each type of toy has its place: all cars in a red trunk; the constructions in their boats; the kitchen gadgets in a yellow trunk ...
2. Clothing. At these ages, we can order your clothes helped by them. They can comment and we guide and teach. That way they will be aware that their clothes also have a logical order. First, we hung the pants, next to the shirts, then the dresses and the skirts. On one shelf the shirts, on the other the jerseys, etc.
3. Colors For example, pencils. It is good that they get used to putting them in the box, ordered by colors. They will enjoy it.
4. Books. Ordering them with the bookshelf following a logical order is of great help for future consult. It is advisable to teach them to place the books according to size, collection, etc., and that they are the ones who decide how to do it, according to their age, that is, lower or higher than what they are going to use.
5. Reading of stories. Tamibén can teach them the logic of order and the meaning of having ordered things through stories read or invented, where we can make them see the value of order.
6. Event chains. They are very effective with young children, repetitive actions, constant and systematic, with a predetermined order, such as, before going to bed: collect and order the room, games, books ... bathe; dirty clothes: in the basket; dine, brush your teeth, read or read, kiss dad and mom, pray and turn off the lights.
7. Hours. Since they are babies, you can try to give some regularity to meal times, sleep hours, walks, physiological needs, etc. Having an order in the schedule gives you security: you know what comes next. Create routines and routines, habits.
Tips to motivate children to order
- Always praise your son. Let him see that you feel proud of his achievements. Play and laugh with him! But while still demanding in the order
- Do not obsess about the order to such an extent that you produce anxiety and that you are continually persecuting your child. Just take some time, for example, before or after the afternoon bath.
- If as a child you teach him to order the room, as a child he will know how to organize his life."Remember that your son should also see that you also have your things ordered.
- No order called when you pick things up, or when things are collected at random to remove them from view, without placing them in the place that corresponds to each one.
- It's good to ask your son to help you order or pick up at home: the kitchen, the dishwasher, the bathroom, the pillows of the armchairs, etc.
Each time your child has ordered (or at least tried) his toys, books, colors, we can give him a colored sticker on his forehead or a paper card. At the end of the week we will count. If we consider that you have ordered more times than less, you can receive a small prize: a dessert, an activity etc ...
Marisol Nuevo Espín