Getting our kids to keep their rooms tidy and organized is often a losing battle. And if you happen to be a parent that struggles with your own organizational skills, teaching this to your kids can be next to impossible. The Netflix hit Tidying up With Marie Kondo helped many of us see the light when it comes to clearing our spaces of unnecessary items.
Kondo, a mother of two, has become known as the queen of de-cluttering our lives by teaching the Japanese KonDari method of cleaning. And now that she has turned her talents to a children’s book, she may be able to work her magic on our little ones as well. Mashable reports about the Marie Kondo’s new book, Kiki & Jax The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship, that was co-written & illustrated by Salina Yoon.
The book takes us on a journey of friendship between Kiki and Jax and ends happily with the pair finding joy in each other rather than material items. The press release explains, “Inspired by Kondo's KonMari Method, the book tells the story of two best friends: Kiki is a collector, and Jax is a sorter. The one thing they agree on is how much fun they have together. But when things start to get in the way, can they make room for what has always sparked joy — each other?”
The pair mimic the way two people with different organizational styles can live together in harmony, a good lesson for both kids and grown-ups. The book will be out November 5th and is sure to please kids and parents who appreciate a nice message about friendship and keeping things tidy.
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I love this! I will totally read this to my son to help in teaching him organization skills. My mother never taught me and was a hoarder so as an adult and a mama I struggle and struggled hard when my son was a newborn! Folding so many onesies!!! It was a nightmare for me
This would be so great for my young daughter as she starts learning to pick up after herself! Keeping a clean and orderly home can be so important especially for physical and mental health.
I so want to read this book with my daughter no matter how many totes I make up for different toys or I spend hours cleaning her room when she is not home nothing works in a day it looks like a bomb has hit it I am willing to try anything to help her with keeping her room clean
Oh my goodness! I'm still working through Kondo's 1st book and have seen her Netflix series and I'm loving her approach and her manner. I'll definitely be looking for this book to read her message to kids. I'm curious if I'll like it as much as her other work. Very cool!
Everyday my kids and I together sing the song "clean up, clean up, everybody do their share" as we tidy up the living room from the tornado that just hit it (they have way to many toys in my opinion). I think a book that we can sit down and read together to further the fact that tidiness is important, I am ALL FOR IT. As far as the friend part, friends are important in life. I don't think you need 100 friends, but it is important to have a few that you can turn to when you are unable to turn to your family, for whatever reason. Everyone needs friends!
Like most of the other moms here I am excited to bring this book home and share it with my daughter. She has a beautiful personality and a giving heart. She loves to have her friends around but when they are here she tends to get possessive and at times rude. We have tried various different ways to correct the behavior and given she has made some progress I believe that this book will help me say it in a way that she can connect with.
I watched the whole season of Tidying up in one night, it was so relaxing and almost a freeing feeling watching others organize their lives again. I do try to teach my daughters to clean up after themselves and they are becoming aware what organizing is and needs vs. wants.
My kids love books! And reading I've never read these but would love to read them to my 4 littles
I would love to read this for my son. It's so important to keep rooms clean and honestly a clean room is more than just a clean room! This is a great book for young children!