At first, this question was not even raised in our family. Well, really, how much space do you need for rattles of a newborn baby? But when my daughter was 8 months old, I was surprised to find that I could hardly walk through the apartment, because almost the entire floor was littered with toys.
It was then that I wondered: where is the need to store children’s toys?
To begin with, I conducted an audit, I ask you to forgive me for the buzzword, but this action cannot be called another way.
So, during this very audit, I discovered that the toys are different, which means that they can also be stored in different places.
For example, for rattles, small rubber toys, I selected a large box from under the crockery set. This idea, as it turned out, has its pros and cons.
The downside is that, taking a toy from the bottom of the box, my daughter poured everything out, and there was a mess in the room.
Plus was the same! After all, while my daughter took out all her treasures from the box, there was silence in the apartment for as much as 15 minutes! I even saw my daughter, reaching for this box, learned to plan a time of peace for useful actions (for ironing clothes, sweeping floors, etc.)
For large toys (sorter, dolls) we have shelves in the children’s room. They are low, so the daughter can easily take the thing she likes.
Toys consisting of a large number of parts, for example, designer, a set of cubes, I prefer to hide from the baby in the closet, so that she could not reach them without me. Otherwise, she can scatter everything, lose and then there will be no sense in these objects.
I don’t touch toys that my daughter plays only in a certain room. For example, the rubber shark, which the daughter plays in the bath, we never leave the bathroom. Or a children’s knife, with which my daughter helps me to cut fruits and vegetables, is always in the kitchen.
Most of the toys I hid in the closet. From time to time I change them: those I forgot about my daughter, I take them out and put them on the shelves, and I remove those that are already fed up with her.
Pencils, paper, sketchbook, I do not hide. They are always in sight in 2 places: on the bedside table in the nursery and on the table of the daughter in the hall. I did this with the intention that the little one always had the opportunity to draw.