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TERRI’S TIP JULY 2018
8 Steps for Managing & Organizing Your Kid’s Toys
For any parent, please click on link below and read the full article. The summary is as follows:
You and your spouse should decide what types of toys you want in your home — educational? Perhaps a type you won’t allow (eg. toy guns)? And what do you both consider is the threshold of too many toys?
Communicate your values to your family who give your children gifts. This author likes books and maintains a wish list on Amazon. I would suggest paring down on actual physical items and consider EXPERIENCES so your children can spend quality time with grandparents and aunts and uncles.
Share toys among friends. With the advent of Facebook garage sales, Next Door communities, and Mom’s groups, your non-age appropriate toys can find a good home and you can swap with friends to get new toys in your household.
Don’t overwhelm your kids with so many toy options at once at birthday and holiday time. Maintain a toy bin so you can rotate toys in and out to keep them from getting bored. And to keep your home neat and tidy since toys will belong in a certain place.
Include your children in the clean up process and constantly assess what they enjoy playing with and donate what they don’t!
8 Steps For Managing & Organizing Your Kids’ Toys
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