Monday, June 28, 2010

the experiment: too many toys?

ben has a whole toy box full of toys which is awesome. but sometimes it seems as though because there are so many in there, he doesn't do much with them. he pulls most of them out and throws them over his shoulder each day and he definitely plays with some of them but it's a little overwhelming. ben mostly wants our pens, paper, pots and pans, phones, diaper bag, etc. aka. non-toys. but then when we go to a friend's house, he's all over their toys. they're ALL new to him! which is fun to see - this kid WILL play with toys.

so here is the experiment: i've split all ben's toys up into bags and each day, i'll bring out a new bag. he won't have seen these toys for at least 4 - 5 days. will it make him more interested in them?


LaelDyck said...

i think it's an awesome idea! the family i nannied for did something similiar. they had 2 big toy bins for their girls and they would put one away for 2-4 weeks at a time and then switch them. it was like having all new toys.

Amy Lauree said...

It does seem like a great idea! Even at 7 months old, Wrennie is way less satisfied the more toys are piled around her. If I leave her on the floor with one or two, she is entertained forever. And sometimes I just forget about some and when I find them again, she looks at them like they are brand new.

theRachel said...

I don't know...I'm not a mom.