The Art of Toy Rotation: Encouraging Creativity, Focus, & Fun

We’re learning Einstein was right when he said, “the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

Despite the notion that lots of toys brings hours and hours of fun, the truth is that kids with too many toys often become overwhelmed, frustrated and even bored. Even if you’re not the one buying lots of toys (hello, grandparents!), they have a habit of piling up.

“As you decrease the quantity of your child’s toys and clutter, you increase their attention and their capacity for deep play.” Too many toys, too many options, leads to a sense of stress and overwhelm, but a small, manageable number opens up a sense of freedom and pathway for creativity.

Decluttering is one way of reducing, but even then, you may find yourself with just too many toys. Implementing a toy rotation system is the next step in simplifying your child’s world and keeping the toys available at a manageable level.

The Benefits of Toy Rotation

Having fewer toys available reduces over-stimulation and overwhelm and leads to more creative play and “outside-the-box” thinking.

Setting Up a Toy Rotation System Here’s how to get started: 1 – Gather all the toys.

2 – Sort through and donate what your children have outgrown or recycle anything that’s broken.

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