10 Parenting Tips for Getting Kids Organized Using the Kids Planner
Did you know that the best age range to learn how to organize, set goals and follow through is between 7 and 12? We created the Kids Planner & Activity Book so you can help give your kids a head start on their path to becoming successful achievers.
Since Erin and plenty of us on the EC Team are planners and parents, it’s no wonder we’re over the moon about our first-ever Kids Planner! Best of all, our EC kids LOVE it too! Here are our top 10 kids planner tips—parent to parent—so you too can give your future world-changer a head start with the EC Kids Planner.
1. Plan with your kids.
Planning together with your kids is a great way to lead by example and show them that planning is fun, easy & rewarding!
2. Have your kids start their day with their planner.
Even if it’s just to enjoy the planner activity pages over breakfast, making a habit of using a planner at the start of the day is a great way to introduce mindfulness and (eventually) planning ahead.
3. Use habit trackers.
Take advantage of the habit trackers in the Kids Planner to easily monitor and reward kids for staying on task.
4. Get savvy with stickers!
Use add-on planning stickers to reward kids for using their planner, managing their time, following their reading log and more!
5. Keep planning fresh.
You know how easily kids tire of anything that’s not shiny and new. Try adding new, colorful planner accessories from time to time to keep it fresh and exciting.
6. Use the calendars to teach kids the basics of scheduling.
The Kids Planner is undated, which means your little ones can use the colorful calendar stickers to set up their monthly schedule, without even realizing that they're learning essential organizational skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.
7. Break up bigger goals into achievable tasks.
Use the goal-setting spreads to help kids set goals, break them down into doable tasks, achieve them & celebrate!
8. Use the reading logs to advance your child’s literacy level.
The colorful reading logs in the Kids Planner are great for helping kids make reading a part of their daily routine, which is key to advancing their reading competency.
9. Encourage your kids to customize & decorate their planner.
Kids take pride in what they create and they’re more likely to take care of and use a planner in which they personally invested their imagination, creativity and time.
10. Use the planner to build confidence in kids.
Use words of affirmation every time your kids use their planner to manage their age-appropriate responsibilities so they build confidence in their ability to organize and get things done.