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Cleaning their desks and organizing their bedrooms are not talents the
right-brained children generally display. By using their natural attraction
to color and size, parents and teachers had success in teaching them how to
organize in the class room and at home.
1. Use different colored folders for keeping the homework papers for each
subject. Be consistent for the whole class or grade level.
2. Paint sections of the closet rod in different colors. Organize the
closet by color or shape. Put all the blue clothes together or hang the
pants on the red color and the shirts on the blue, etc.
3. Have the child organize his desk by size ((put the largest or thickest
book on the bottom, etc.) You also may use colored book jackets to help the
child remember which book is which.
4. Make the children responsible for room organization. At home or at
school, use color, shape, size, and visual pictures to show where objects
are to be put.
5. Have the child mummer his dittos in different colors in the order you
want them completed. That is, the ditto with the green number one is to be
done first, the ditto with the blue two second, etc. The child must write
the colored numbers on himself or he will not remember which color comes
6. To help at home:
a. Color-code the silverware drawer.
b. Trace the silverware on placemats.
c. Put colored drawer handles on the dresser to designate the sock drawer,
underwear drawer, etc.
d. Organize the child's own closet.