Children learn to be orderly if they live in an orderly environment

Children should be taught the principle of being orderly at an early age. Being orderly will transcend into good organizational skills later in their adult life. Granted, it may be difficult to teach a toddler to have a neat and orderly room or play area. Yet, it will be rewarding for both the parents and child. Every lesson taught to a child should be taught by an example. A child will learn more readily, if he or she has an example to follow. A well behaved or orderly child is an asset at home and in any social setting. There are simple principles to follow to teach your child to be neat and orderly.

There is a time and place for everything. There are rules to follow to insure an orderly conduct.  Start with their room or play area first.

Child’s room

A child’s room or play area,ideally should have a toy chest or storage trunk to neatly put their play things away in an orderly fashion at the end of each day. Their room should have a small trash basket for discarded paper and tissues and a small bureau or chest of drawers for their clothing. A closet would be ideal but any storage basket or box will suffice for their items of clothing.

Visualize an orderly environment for your child

Your child should visually see an orderly room. It would be best to get their room in order so that they might mimic what an orderly room looks like. Clothing should be neatly folded and categorized by item in each drawer. For an example , a drawer should just have their undies and socks. This way the child understands what drawer to go to for these particular items of clothing.

An orderly environment is relaxing and stimulates learning for your child. A child is often proud of their orderly room and will try their best to keep it that way. Don’t forget to compliment your child on their neatness each day. This type of encouragement will instil a sense of pride in your child.

Make a schedule for your child to follow

Your child should be given a schedule to keep their room in order. Just before dinner is a good time to tidy up their room and wash their hands for dinner with the rest of the family. This schedule should be repeated each day until it is routine for your child.  You might simply say to your child “dinner will be ready  in an hour,” signalling to your child it’s time to get their room in order.

Orderly conduct

An orderly conduct can be instilled in your child with teaching your child the basic good manners, such as please and thank you. These simple manners will instruct your child on the proper way to engage with other people outside of their immediate family. Well-mannered children usually conduct themselves in an orderly manner.

Having patience with your children to teach them these constructive ways is also important to help them understand that patience is required to get things in order. After all, Rome was not built in a day.

Some parents might think,this type of regimen is much too strict for a small children, but in truth, soon living with order in their lives will become natural and routine for them. Children learn to be orderly if they live in an orderly environment.