Rotating The Children’s Toysby Nicole Avery+ on June 19, 2008 in Child Development, Children's Activities
Back in February I reorganised the children’s toy shelf that we have in the family living area. I had noticed how over the last week or so, the majority of the toys were remaining untouched and the preschooler and toddler were looking for other things to play with.
I try to rotate the toys on a quarterly basis, so today’s rotation was a little over due. The main changes I made were to cater for the new interests of the children.
For the preschooler this meant including:
- Preschool Writing Box - for easy access to encourage use.
- Fruit Counters – for playing shops and explaining basic mathematical concepts like one to one matching and patterns.
- Dinosaur Dominoes Game – Possum is very into multi player games at the moment, but this is also one that she has made up her own little games to play.
For the toddler I included:
- Wooden Blocks – he is obsessed with building towers!
- Cotton Reels – perfect for practising fine motor skills with threading and of course can be stacked as a tower.
- New Puzzles – changed over the puzzles to dinosaurs and firemen, which will hopefully stimulate his interest in puzzles again.
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