Tiny Tots and their Toys
If you’re a mother of an active kid/child who loves to play, we know how cute he/she looks when he plays with his little toys. But what after he’s done playing? The entire house becomes a treasure hunt location for you, while you’re trying to find toys that are all over the place.
This habit of scattering of toys eventually leads to an unorganized child. You need to teach him the ethics of playing and post-playing activities.
So where do you start?
Firstly, teach them not to scatter toys in the first place. Try giving them a specific location where they can put their toys after playing. Every time the kid throws a toy away, tell him to bring it back and play with it in the given area.
You could also make him/her learn while stacking the toys. All you have to do is bring him a narrow pocket to store all his toys. And make it a habit of storing all the toys inside, scattering free. Simultaneously, teach him to put the less used toys in the back, and the more frequently used ones in the front. This will teach him order and priority.
Never give a kid many new toys at once.
Try giving him a new toy every week, so that he/she learns to play with it first and then moves onto the next one. This way he/she will know the value of each toy and will be surprised every week for a new toy.
It’s a casual approach for parents for bringing toys for their children, always try and bring some toys that help develop their brain and body. You could get them toys that help develop their motor neurons. Motor neurons are the cells in our body which help transfer charge from one body part to another, helping the cells to coordinate with muscles and the brain.
One of the best ways to give your kid new toys every week is by joining a toy library in your city. This is the modern day good parent option that a majority of city parents follow. The library gives your kid a new toy to play every week and replaces it with the old one. They also carry out a lot of research in giving toys to your child, that in-turn saves you the hassle of selection of new toys.
If you child is really messy child and doesn’t listen to you, when it comes to organizing his/her own toys, make them play in groups and ask them to compete with each other, so who ever puts up toys first, should be rewarded In an healthy manner. This motivate kids to organize their toys next time when you ask them to play. Recently I made a colorful cupboard for my angel for her toys and school stationery and gave a each colour drawer a name , this has made my daughter more attracted towards going to cupboard taking one toy at a time and keeping it again. I also play with her while organizing toys, so that my work gets easier and she learns to do her work as well.
Also I have bought colorful boxes of different sizes for her crayon, pencils and other stationery, as she is growing she has also realized the importance of keeping it in a place. She herself realized that if I don’t keep things in proper place she won’t get it back.
Always ask your kid to play on play mat rather than on floor. So it become easy for them to pick up small toys or stationery and room gets cleaner fast. For eg you have a guest at home and your kid has spread the whole toy bucket and guest has no space to stand. This would be bit insulting for ourselves, so if you kids toys are on mat, for time being you can take the whole mat to another room to make this room cleaner (kind of hack).
It is always THE BEST option to DONATE the toys that your kid doesn’t like to play.
There are thousands of children that never get to play with toys in their entire childhood. Donating old toys will teach your child the joy of giving and probably you’ll make someone’s day, win-win.
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