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It’s never too early to start learning good habits. The Erin Condren kids planner is a fun way for younger kids to learn how to plan and practice good organizational skills and it makes a fantastic gift idea for kids.
I’m a big fan of planning.
I blame that on being chronically overwhelmed. I like order and routines. I like to know what to expect out of my day. When I see things down on paper I can make sense of the day that I have in front of me and get out of that frozen place that anxiety so often pushes me into and start moving forward.
Maybe you are less crazy than me and just like to keep things written down so you don’t forget them.
Whatever the reason, I think that it is a great habit for kids to learn how to organize their day and create systems that help them get things done.
The Erin Condren Kids planner is the perfect option for younger kids who want to learn to organize their day.
With monthly calendar pages, journaling pages, and pages to track things like allowance, goals, and books that kids read, this is a fantastic option for younger kids who are interested in planning.
I ordered the Erin Condren Kids planner for my (almost) 8-year-old daughter. She is always making little to-do lists for herself on scraps of paper and loves little notebooks so I thought this would be the perfect solution for her.
What is included in the Erin Condren Kids Planner?
The Erin Condren Kids Planner is a bit of a mix between a journal and a planner. It includes several journaling pages. I love that kids have a way to express themselves in their planner and they have plenty of places to doodle.
This little planner would actually make a great keepsake later because there are so many ways for kids to make a record of the things that are important to them.
There are pages for kids to keep track of books they have read and books that they want to read.
I LOVE the reading log and actually wish that my Life Planner included one because I can never remember the titles of the books I read after I am done with them. I’m hoping that these pages will get my daughter excited about reading chapter books.
Kids can track their allowance with the allowance tracker pages. This is a great way to teach early budgeting skills, especially when combined with the “What I’m Saving for” page.
Learning to set spending goals and track income is an important life skill that should be learned early.
Each monthly calendar is blank and comes with a complete page of stickers. Kids can add stickers for the month name and the days of the month. I used to do an activity like this with my kids when they were younger so they could learn how each month of the year was laid out and learn more about dates so I love that this is more interactive than simply providing a monthly calendar.
Each month also includes a place to write down monthly goals and monthly routines.
There are so many opportunities within this planner for kids to customize things and make it their own. There’s even some cute coloring pages at the back for kids to doodle on.
My daughter loves helping me customize my Erin Condren planner each year.