Wednesday, August 30, 2006
WFMW 10 ~ Toy rotation
Between Grandparents, Auntie's, Christmas and Birthday parties, when my children were small they had quite a collection of toys. Their rooms and the playroom would be a chaotic mess to the point where I think their little selves would just be totally overwhelmed. They couln't see the forest for the trees so to speak and wouldn't know what to play with for everything laying around.
I came up with the solution to rotate their toys. I had about 3 different bins that got rotated on a monthly basis. The toys that were their absolute favorites, of course, did not go in here. You know the things that they absolutely can't be without in their day, every day. But other things did. I found when I did this, they were not so overwhelmed, the rooms were not quite such a mess (notice I said not quite), and it was like playing with a new toy all over again when it was that particular toy's turn.
The 3 bins meant a change every month for 3 months but you can revamp that to how it suits you and your children. You could even do it in themes if you are so creative and change it out weekly or biweekly.
Posted at 6:49 AM