The Gift of Time Management
Give your Child the Gift of Time Management — use a Holiday Agenda.
The holidays are perfect for relaxation and celebration, but not every hour of every day is a party. Studies show that children actually crave structure and routine. Over the holidays, use a holiday agenda to stay organized and focused, and to stay on top of any upcoming January assignments.
Just as your child uses a school agenda to keep schoolwork organized, an agenda can be used to organize the holidays.
Sit down together to record holiday activities and January assignments in the agenda. For example:
- Dec 23 11AM — 12PM start Science project
- Dec 24 8PM — Caroling in city park
- Dec 25 Christmas! Do NOT wake parents before 7AM!
- Dec 26 11AM — 12PM Science project
- Dec 27 11AM — 12PM Science project — go to library
- Dec 29 1PM — Skating party
- Dec 30 11AM — Leave for Grandma's
Have your child refer to the agenda everyday — this way your child can stay on top of responsibilities and activities and practice time management!
Try to fit in one hour for schoolwork everyday, even just to go over school notes, read or organize a binder or pencil case.
Ask your child: "What's going on tomorrow?"
Use the agenda during the holidays to underscore the idea that school doesn't end just because kids are on break. Create a seamless transition to back-to-school by staying organized and on-track.