Doth your playroom runneth over?
You are not alone if you find yourself suffering the post holiday buried in toys syndrome.
Take advantage of this time to do some decluttering and organizing of your kiddos toys.
Make room for the newly acquired toys by playing a game of lining up and counting all of the new toys. Next have your child match each new toy up with one that is no longer being played with. An excellent opportunity for teaching your children a lesson in sharing exists here. Explain how happy some other children will be to receive the toys and how they will be new toys for the other children to play with.
If resistance is encountered, ask your child to think about the last time a particular toy was played with, and if it’s been over six months, “wouldn’t it be nice to let another child play with it?”
There are charities all across the country that collect toys for various organizations. Almost everyday Totally Kids fun furniture and toys receives new and gently used toys donated for Twin Cities families affected by Autism. If you are in the Minneapolis St. Paul area please drop off any toys that you can spare at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.
We would like to express gratitude to all of those who have so generously donated toys over the last few years. Thank you!
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