Hannah emailed the following tip:
I used get so frustrated with my children’s toy mess… until I got very intentional about what toys we kept in our home. Then everything changed!
The reality is, when my kids have less toys, they play with what they have more, they make less messes, there’s less to clean up, they get more creative, they spend more time outside, they play with each other more, they’re more content, and they have more space to play with those toys you keep.
It’s seems counterintuitive but just try it and see for yourself.
My top 10 boy and girl toy recommendations are as follows.
1. A couple dolls with clothes for changing
2. A nice sturdy wooden dollhouse
3. Stuffed animals
4. Wooden blocks
5. Train tracks
9. Art Supplies
10. Dressup clothes
I picked these toys based on quality, open-ended options for play, and the fact that both girls and boys can play with all of them.
Keep it simple, give them time to get outside and don’t clutter up their play space or room with too many toys.
Adopt a minimalist philosophy with toys (and really everything in your home) and your kids will flourish. Plus, it will be SO much easier to manage and tidy up — for you and your kids!