My daughter is already 4 and she’s accumulated a lot of toys throughout the years even though we’ve done regular purging (and to think she’s never had a big birthday party ever so she doesn’t even have a lot of gifts from birthdays). I have to admit, I love encouraging her interest for miniature toys with miniature furniture. (I remember my Strawberry Shortcake dolls when I was little. They still smell the same!!)
It’s just so hard to pack them away.
In one of my true Value trips, I found these freezer containers that were perfect for these small toys. They’re see-through so you can see what’s inside. They’re small enough to fit each set of toys so M can sort them by kind (Lalaloopsy vs. Strawberry Shortcake vs Disney Princess). They’re also stackable. A stack of two containers with one cover is about P300 I think. I forget already, sorry.
With this system, packing away can be educational because you can teach your child sorting by packing away toys of the same kind in one container. She can also count how many dolls in each container, which is a lesson in one-to-one counting. Finally, it teaches independence as she can learn how to pack away by herself and find toys by herself when she wants to play with them.
For each stack, we have one container for dolls and one container for furniture and accessories. Oh and it’s also great for food for the freezer because it’s BPA-free (that’s what it was actually made for haha).
Do you have wonderful toy organization ideas to share? Send me your photos and tips at firstname.lastname@example.org.