You better watch out. Santa Claus is coming to town. And when he does, he’ll be bringing armloads of toys to little people everywhere. Most of these little people and their parents are already overwhelmed by the amount of toys they have and have no idea where to store the new batch.
Take a few steps now to get ready for the holiday toys coming to your house. Depending on the age of your kids, your strategies might be a little different. Mix and match to find what works for your family.
1. Declare that all puzzles, books and toys that are broken, missing pieces, or chewed up have to go. No explanation needed. Most kids at almost any age understand that broken toys aren’t quite as much fun as new toys.
2. Give your child a bin or container for each type of toy they love, and let them know they can keep all the toys that fit in the container. Storage space might also be in a drawer or bookshelf. The key is that the toys need to fit neatly inside the space, hopefully with a little room for the new toys you know are coming. Containers don’t have to be boring. Check out this adorable bookcase I spied at one of my favorite stores this week. It’s got plenty of room, and you’ll spend just about the same on five good quality containers.
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