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Toy Organization + Rotation

Did you know that less is more, especially where kids toys are concerned? Checkout this new study from Univ of Toledo in journal of Infant Behavior and Development. “With fewer toys, participants had fewer incidences of toy play, longer durations of toy play, and played with toys in a greater variety of ways. This suggests…

Little Boys and Their Toys

Little boys.  It was all about ’em today as we peeked into some brothers’ closets.  The first little guy was a big fan of cars, trucks and tractors!  We started by clearing the stuffed animals out that were not played with anymore.  Having those two shelves open gave us lots of room to play with.  The top one was designated for larger puzzles that he would need to have help getting out, while we made room for the wooden board puzzles on a lower shelf that he could access.   Books were straightened and Christmas books were pulled out and stored…

More toys do not equal more fun.

This holiday season consider filling your time together with more activities instead of more things. The whole holiday experience does not have to revolve around opening gifts and receiving more toys to clutter your children’s lives. Try making breakfast together Christmas morning or spending the morning making gifts for others. Watch a Christmas movie together or play a family game. This article by Laurel Moglen explains that wonderfully. It suggests lowering your children’s expectations of gifts and raising their expectations of activity and time spent together. Do more toys and gifts really create more happiness for your children? Stand in the…