Promoting Independence Through Home Organization

Play At Home Mom

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?

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