Teaching Kids About Time Management with Custom Magnets

You nag, you beg, and you plead but you just can’t seem to get your kids to manage their own time effectively. With so many distractions, electronics, and activities it can seem impossible to balance it all. Custom magnets can teach kids how to better manage their time on their own and take the pressure off of you.

Daily Tasks:

What do your kids do when they first get up in the morning? Is it a struggle for them to get out the door for school? Most kids need help remembering their homework projects, gym sneakers, lunch bag, face mask, and other supplies, especially now that school doesn’t look exactly like it did prior to the pandemic.

Custom magnets are a great way to create a checklist of common daily tasks. Permanent tasks like brushing teeth, getting dressed, feeding pets, and cleaning up breakfast can be printed as a list. Tasks that vary can be written in dry erase marker on blank lines beneath it, like bringing a musical instrument for band practice or packing a signed permission slip that don’t happen every day. Only after all the tasks are checked off can kids watch TV or play.

Choreboards:

A great character builder for teaching kids responsibility is giving them chores to do around the house. You’ll get far less resistance if they can manage their own time doing it and set their own expectations. If one child’s job is to clean the bathroom, they may get frustrated trying to do it all in one day. Instead, break each room down into manageable sections that can be tackled each day.

Day one, clean mirror; day two, clean sink; day three, clean toilet; day four, clean bathtub; day five, clean floor; day six, empty garbage, and day seven, everything is done! You can stick the magnet on the medicine cabinet and they can check off as they go.

Breaking Down Projects into Pieces:

Most parents groan when their child gets a project assigned at school, knowing that they will end up doing a big chunk of the work. At the beginning of the project, help them break it down into manageable pieces. Use a project magnet to track the tasks and when each needs to be finished. After a few projects, your child will get better at managing projects on their own.

Managing Activities:

How often are your kids cramming for weekly events the night before? Are they prepared for their tutoring session? Have they practiced for dance lessons? Are they scrambling to find their gear each time? Use magnets for each activity with a daily practice reminder for the week and a list of supplies needed.

Goal Setting:

Helping kids set goals is an important life skill. Sit down with them to talk about things they want to accomplish and when. If they want to save up enough money for a new bike by summer, determine how much they will need to earn in addition to their allowance. Help them plan a lemonade stand or other way of raising the funds in addition to household chores. Having a goal magnet visible on the fridge helps kids keep the target in mind so that they’ll continue to work toward their goal.  

The Many Uses of Custom Design Magnets

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Magnets come in all shapes, sizes, colors and designs!

Magnets can be found and used in just about any life circumstance. By creating your own unique custom design magnets, you can choose the perfect color scheme and design style to fit your needs. When you choose Blue Bee Printing, your magnets will require very little upkeep. They’ll also have a long life span with minimal fading.

Do you have (or know someone who has) a collection of magnets on your refrigerator from places you’ve visited and/or businesses you support?

Have you ever seen customized brands or logos on the side of a vehicle?

These are only a few of the ways magnets can be both fun and useful. Magnets are:

  1. An eye-catching way to share a short message
  2. Easy to stick to and remove from any metal surface
  3. A breeze to create with the help of Blue Bee Printing

Custom designed magnets are a great way to make otherwise dull recurring appointment reminders more memorable and interesting. For example, patients who are due for a dental cleaning can easily affix their custom appointment reminder to their fridge and avoid losing it in a pile of papers.

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Some other ways to use unique custom magnets include:

  • ‘Save the Date’ cards

  • Wedding invitations

  • Annual holiday cards

  • Party invitations

  • Birth announcements

  • Business grand opening

  • School awards/accomplishments

  • Customized gifts

  • Personalized student rewards (for teachers)

  • Business cards

  • Advertisement for a company/event

    Imagine visibility of your company logo  front and center on as many fridges, laptops, and other home goods as possible!

Paper and plastic business cards are often discarded, but a durable magnetic business card creates significantly less waste while providing a continual reminder of the service(s) you provide. The next time your customer is in need of your particular skillset, they’ll have your magnet as a ready reminder of who to call.

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More and more companies are using magnetic company car signs that can b used on company-owned as well as employee-owned vehicles.  Car sign magnets are easy to affix to any car, without leaving any sticky residue behind upon removal.

In addition to using customized magnets for invitations, reminders and advertising, many people are now using magnets to decorate and organize a space. Personalized magnets can quickly spruce up a kitchen, office, child’s bedroom, playroom and more. They can be used in a home office to organize bins and label files. In a child’s playroom or bedroom (on a diy magnetic wall), customized letter magnets can encourage young children to begin experimenting with spelling.

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Kids can also use their custom magnets on the refrigerator. Your fridge is essentially a giant display area – take advantage of it and create magnets with memorable quotes or photos of family, friends, or pets!

Organizing your home and home office simply becomes more exciting with the use of magnets. A magnetic calendar can be easier to manage with personalized magnets, especially if you have kids. A chore chart becomes effortless when using easily movable magnets to switch responsibilities each week, or as often as desired.

In summation, custom design magnets can enhance your business’s advertising and make life a bit easier when it comes to home and office organization. Magnets are a great way to create long-lasting items that would have otherwise taken up more space in a landfill. They can also make great gifts, kid activities, reminders, invitations, rewards and personalized cards. Get creative and make your next personalized magnet today!