How To Organise Your Child’s School Work?

A parent will understand how much clutter and mess a child can make in a short time. They need constant supervision when they’re very young to make sure they don’t get into any mischief. But when they’re old enough to go to school, you have to loosen up the apron strings a little and allow them a bit of freedom. But you need to teach them good habits such as healthy eating, good hygiene and how to organise things. School work can be organised into file systems, bins, binders, portfolios and with the onset of the technological era, digital albums. You child will go through different grades and classrooms and there will be a tonne of paperwork to be sorted out into each year. One way of sorting out the paperwork for each year is by putting them into separate bins or boxes and using kids labels to identify them. But it might be hard to get the work out of the bin as they will be in a big lump. If you arrange it in a manila folder, you will be able to categorise it into different groups and you will be able to find things much easily.

If your child is just starting kindergarten, it will be a wholly different experience to them. Up till now, they have only met your friends and family. First time at school they will meet new friends and teachers forming new relationships. You can use name labels for kids in this period of time to avoid much of the confusion that is bound to occur. Filing systems are ideal for sorting out iron on clothing labels. This way you can sort out different stages of a year. Like boxes, a filing system will not be very convenient to view again even though they do a good job of containing the clutter.

A binder, on the other hand, can allow for easy viewing of past work. You can simply insert new creations and assignments of your child into the binder and view it at your leisure. But over time, you will find that you collect a lot of binder and you will run out of space to keep all of it. They are limited when it comes to capacity as well. You will not be able to store larger art projects and such in a binder. Artist portfolios are another way of organising your child’s schoolwork. This will allow you more room to store art and crafts than what is allowed in a regular binder. They also have the disadvantage of taking up a lot of space. But nowadays, with technology, you can create a digital folder which will take up no space at all and allow for easy viewing. You can simply take photos of all the arts and crafts your child has done and save them.