Being organized is a challenge for all ages. As a father, I see how children tend to be caught up in the moment. It is always fun to see their eager faces when they pull toys out to play. However, once the toy has lost its enjoyment for that session it is often left where it was last touched. Is there a way to encourage children to tidy up and see the fun in it?
In a recent blog post, Marie Kondo shares her top four tips for tidying up with kids, starting with tip one – Narrate as You Tidy:
“As you tidy, explain to your children what you’re doing so they can learn from you. Try to convey that tidying is part of maintaining a comfortable home. If they see their parents tidying regularly with a smile, children will think of tidying as a positive everyday activity.”
To learn the other three tips, please visit her blog on the KonMari web site.