The Homework Caddy

The Homework Caddy

Hang It! File It! Organize It!

Dining table covered in papers?  Kitchen counter covered in schoolwork?  Can’t even see the fridge door?  Then you need…THE HOMEWORK CADDY! 

The Homework Caddy is mom invented and has sold more than 20,000 units worldwide. It is a useful organizational tool for any student but especially helpful for kids with ADD, ADHD and Autism due to thier struggle with organization.  A clever all-in-one hanging folder system to organize your child’s schoolwork and books that lie all over the kitchen counter, stuck to the fridge door or (unfortunately) dumped in the recycling bin. The Homework Caddy was created to eliminate all tho clutter, while at the same time helping with appointment setting and meeting scheduling.

Executive functioning is a buzzword at the moment, and it’s important to understand.  The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation. 

What does this mean?  If you aren’t able to effectively organize your surroundings, it makes tasks almost impossible to tackle!  Besides the usual difficulty people can struggle with in getting organized, there are many learning and developmental issues that pose organizational challenges for children (and adults!), so a Homework Caddy can be very beneficial if your child is struggling with order.  My older daughter is in her first year of taking the STARR standardized test (which begins in 3rd grade) and now has weekly homework assignments so the Homework Caddy came into her life at the perfect time!

Offer Includes:
1 Dry Erase Board & Calendar Combo
1 Dry Erase Marker
2 Stick-On Hooks to Hang It
Choose between 4 unique Styles!
All the organization you need
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As a parent, I’m always looking for Executive Functioning tips I can use with Brooke since her DCD poses some organizational challenges for her. She’s figuring out what works for her and making lists is something she enjoys, which is awesome.  Cute story: Brooke is going to her first sleepover in two weeks and made a ‘To Bring’ list for her to go bag. I love that she initiated that on her own.  It was because of her that her doing that that I thought lists could work for her for homework and her backpack organization.  She has been able to guide me in what tools work for her, which is very rewarding and shows me that the time we devote to therapy and strategies does help with our long term goals for Brooke’s independence and growth.
Tip!  A visual/organization tip from Understood.org that works for with Brooke with backpack organization between school and home is the Backpack Checklist Luggage Tag. It may be useful for others and it could be no cost if you are able to make your own backpack tag or re-use one you already own. I’ll share the FREE resource here:  Backpack Checklist Luggage Tags for School (Executive Functioning/Organization) (Print Out/FREE) Luggage Tag.

Word of Encouragement for Parents: 

It’s so important to celebrate each success of our children because it’s not always as obvious when progress occurs incrementally. Patience and trust are very important to the process of learning, teaching and parenting that I try to keep in mind.  If you have an Executive Function tips, please comment below to share with others!  Thank you.  🙂

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