by Isabel Kallman
We love this toy organization idea by Amy Turn Sharp of doobleh-vay.
This past weekend she arranged her sons’ Thomas the Tank trains in clear office-file organizers. Brilliant!
Interesting idea. But I don’t think it’s really a good one. What about all the holes from screwing them on or the marks on the walls from the toys banging/scratching against them?
It’s called wall putty and touch up paint job. Holes in walls don’t have to be permanent. This is a great idea for those little odds and end toys that get stepped on. Put them at your child’s height and they can put them away themselves. Ha.
Actually your idea to organize your child’s toys by type with all the “pieces, people and props” where they can see them is a great idea for promoting creative play and building language. Often as a speech pathologist, I go to homes and see all the toys and parts piled into toy bins where kids can’t readily access the pieces needed to build their creative theme. You certainly can play with a barn without the animals but it helps to have a few to get the play going! Be sure to always have play people to get the conversation going. On my website, http://www.playonwords.com, I have lots of suggestions for play to promote language development.
Very nice, children won’t dump out every container searching for something.
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