Clean As You Go
It’s a lot to ask anyone to clean up after a full day of play, not to mention toddlers! Boxes get unpacked. Pieces get tossed around. And you can always rely on a significant toy going missing and causing a minor crisis.
There’s a bit of kitchen wisdom that can help. Just like it helps to wash dishes as you cook or bake, tidying up during the day’s activities spreads out the effort. Try sitting by the toy bin and asking kiddos to bring you toys they’ve finished playing with. Their reward will be your smile, and your reward is one less toy to put away later! By letting kids participate and see you enjoying clean up, Children can learn to see tidying up as a part of playing.