Promoting Independence Through Home Organization

Promoting Independence Through Home Organization

Aesthetics, mood, comfort and function are key in designing the family home, but what about instilling a sense of independence? AK at Play At Home Mom recently compiled a greatest hits list of her ideas for fostering a child's capability throughout the home. These are some of the top tips from Play At Home Mom: • Hang a low tension rod and use under-bed drawers so kids can choose their own clothes. • Designate shoe cubbies. • Devise child-friendly solutions for organizing books and media. • Install an extendable shower head for kids to wash their own hair. • Create a rhythm chart so children can have a hand in planning their day. • Keep a stool in the kitchen so kids can participate in meal preparation. • Organize snacks at child-level. • Store all kids' plates, bowls and utensils in an easily accessible drawer. How have you organized your home to engender your child's independence? Read more: Play At Home Mom. (Images: Play At Home Mom)
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