Sort your toy pile into several smaller piles according to the toy’s primary educational functions listed below. It sounds worse than it is! A primary educational function of a toy is simply what the toy is used for most of the time. Here are some realistic examples from the toys in my home. Some toys have multiple functions and service many categories (don’t over think it, just choose a category). I also keep a bin of random toys and parts that can be fun for creative, constructive play. Feel free to make a pile of random toys too.
A) Buy 4 to 5 large bins for toy storage (see photo above). Plan to display the contents of one bin per week so that you have one month’s supply of bins/toys. The remainder of the toy bins will need to be stored while not in use.
Toss or donate toys that are missing many of their pieces as well as toys that are too bulky and drive you crazy. Also, if a toys just doesn’t offer opportunities for higher level thinking during play, then there is not need to keep it.
B) Separate your toys into the bins, adding at least one toy from each category. Aim to put 7 to 12 toys in each bin. Double up on the categories that have extras and don’t worry if you don’t have a toy from every category for each bin (make a mental gift list and let it go). If bulky toys will not fit in the bins, make a separate storage area for your bulky toys and rotate these along with the bins.
Aspen Pet Carrot Plush Toy
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