Teaching children to prioritize their tasks is necessary for them to learn to manage their time. Prioritizing is nothing other than giving greater importance and urgency to a certain issue than others. It means ordering tasks and planning activities, something especially important in adulthood but n
Teaching children to prioritize their tasks is necessary for them to learn to manage their time. Prioritizing is nothing other than giving greater importance and urgency to a certain issue than others. It means ordering tasks and planning activities, something especially important in adulthood but not less valuable in childhood or adolescenceWhy it is important to teach children to prioritize their tasks
We know that most children tend to be disorganized and somewhat chaotic. They pass from one activity to another without caring about the order to follow.
Rather, they let themselves be carried away by their instinct, doing what they most want and that attracts their attention . For this reason they often leave their tasks unfinished or verify if they are correct.As children they are, what they are most interested in is quickly finishing their obligations to play. But inevitably, and with the frantic pace we carry, as children grow
they must learn to prioritize their activities and tasks to obtain better academic results or simply to have more free time. Teaching children to prioritize is to teach them not to get carried away by their impulses, it is
to teach them to organize themselves and to discriminate between that important thing of the superfluous , between the urgent and the postponable. It is to teach them values as important as effort, order and discipline. It is to teach them how to handle situations well and to organize themselves in advance, not to leave everything for the last moment.How to teach children to prioritize their tasks
Organization is a skill that is learned over time, you learn to be organized with practice. To teach our children to prioritize their tasks we will begin in an easy way, with a
method of 10 simple steps .- List the tasks
. This step answers the question: "How many things do I have to do?" Make a list of everything you should do. Include duties, reviews and other tasks that you must perform. In this first list without order we are going to ask you to write everything that is pending regardless of the urgency or importance.- Date, date or schedule
. The question in this case is: "When should I make or deliver them?" Each of the tasks must be able to have a delivery or fulfillment date.-
Label . This point is key and responds to: "How much will it cost me to do them? How difficult is each of the tasks? What is the priority of each of them? Easy, difficult, urgent, optional, postponable. These labels will allow us to perform the following steps.- Sort by delivery date and difficulty
. It is about redoing the list taking into account the dates and labels that we have given to each of the activities.- Set a schedule and times of completion of each activity
. How much time will I need to be able to do them correctly? Give each task a time slot depending on the difficulty.- Keep the list in a visible place.