Toys, toys, toys! They’re everywhere. Here’s one way I manage all the toys.
It’s pretty simple and so effective.
It’s a toy rotation!
I just started rotating J’s toys after Christmas this year because he had so many toys to play with, but none of them could really keep his attention. I had been reading about toy rotations from several different blogs, and I thought I’d give it a try.
I started out by separating J’s toys into groups. Here are some of the groups I ended up with:
He has a harder time playing independently.
He gets frustrated more easily than normal.
He gets into things that are off limits
He needs more attention from me than normal.
J is happier throughout the day.
He plays independently more often and for longer periods of time.
He’s more creative in his play
My house is less cluttered with toys since only half of them are available at one time.
I have a bit more freedom to do things around the house because J is so involved in his play.
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