Are you complaining about your child breaking up all over the house?
When asked this question, I am sure that many families answer yes without thinking. So why do our kids like handing out their stuff so much that they don't like it?
According to experts, children often have difficulty collecting their room for two important reasons. The first reason is that children do not adopt their rooms as their own, and the second is that they do not have clear and understandable information about the arrangement.
Since children cannot accept that their room is their own place, they often want to play outside of their room and constantly cause clutter in the house. It is very important for children to adopt and feel ownership of their own rooms, so try to give your child experiences while designing their room. For example, choose the materials for your room together and listen to your child's ideas about the room.
Another important point is to develop rules and strategies to help children gather. Create understandable and easy practices for your child to self-gather. Follow these practices regularly and take care not to compromise, so that your child will slowly handle the problem of collecting his room and become an individual who can take responsibility for his belongings.
What can you do?
• Create cleanliness goals for your child by setting appropriate rules for your child's age and development. For example, it is a target for young children to collect their toys at the end of the day, while for older children, cleaning the room once a week can be determined as target behavior.
• Reward your child for the work he does, and do not make promises to do the work. For example, instead of saying top if you pack your room, I'll take you to the park ün, take it to the park when you pack up. This means that your child will not have to pack up for his or her interests and will understand that his behavior is rewarded when it is correct.
• Explain to your child clearly which material should be placed in the room. Make gathering simple and straightforward by applying different methods. For example, use different boxes, baskets and crates for different materials in your child's room. On these boxes, place a label or marker indicating which material the box belongs to. This way, your child will not be dilemma during the gathering process and will quickly learn which material belongs where.
• Create a orum Don't know box ”. Your child can put in the box the materials that he couldn't find during the gathering, thus avoiding an irregular gathering process. Afterwards, you can create an active learning environment for your child by placing the materials in the box I do not know with your child.
• Rally with your children. For example, collecting scattered items in the room until the cartoon elephant starts on television. Kids love these games which are made in the form of races and they are easy to adapt to these games.
• Set a specific time of day or week as home time.
Source: Tidy Up Your Room, Early Childhood Today, May-June 2001.
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