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A Few More Tips on Toys….

I wanted to take a few moments to talk about playtime clean-up. Students at home mentioned the potential of an hour clean-up before Daddy gets home, which is a long time.

We need to make clean-up time fun!


Let me give you a few things to consider:

  • Music always seem to make clean-up time go a little faster (that goes for adults too.)
  • Try to make clean-up time a game…. Toss the Toy, Hot Potato…. I don’t know, I am trying to be creative.
  • Maybe we could try not to play with all the toys, all the time.  Of course, we have to remain flexible, BUT if we divided playtime up into smaller segments, we could clean-up as we go.
    • Doll time, Dress-up time, Lego time, Race car time, etc. etc.  Again, I am trying to be creative. 🙂

Remember, if the play/clean-up time becomes a routine (repetition, repetition, repetition), it will not appear as restrictive…. and the reward, reward, reward would be less clean-up time … and more time to prepare for Dad’s arrival!


Please let me know your thoughts.

4 thoughts on “A Few More Tips on Toys….

  1. I love the idea of repetition. When my kids know what to expect, they are more cooperative and willing to participate willingly, whether they’re doing clean up or school work.

    I designate an hour for clean up before Dad arrives home just in case he gets home early. We’re always finished within 20 minutes or so and then we can play or start dinner together.

    Thank you for taking time to help my family and home get more organized!

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