Have you ever walked into an area of your home and thought, "We are being overrun by all of these toys!"
While having toys take over an area of your home can be overwhelming (physically and visually) to you, it can be worse for your child.
Children benefit from organization and routine. Having too many toys or options at one time can actually make your child's development (of play, communication and attention) scattered and disorganized. There really can be too much of a good thing when it comes to toys.
So how do you combat the clutter? We recommend putting toys in clear storage bins with lids. You can also put these bins on shelves. Clear bins are best because this way your child can still see the toys and be able to request which ones they want (making them use their communication skills!).
Having a set place for where toys go helps your child learn routines and responsibility. It will also keep you from stepping on toys in the middle of the night or early morning-- the worst! Keeping your child's world organized is beneficial to their overall development. It can also help with your sanity!
If you have questions or concerns about your child's development, contact us at The Speech Space! We offer free screenings, which take approximately 30 minutes, and can help identify potential problems.