Practice toy rotation for happier children, less frustration

Practice toy rotation for happier children, less frustration

I received a text along with a photo recently from a returning client. The text was exclaiming amazement at her toddler who was focused on playing contentedly with his toys after a recent toy rotation project by First Daze doula Kara Curtis. Kara helped the mom understand the importance of toy rotation and, as witnessed in the photo the mom sent, it works.

What is toy rotation?

Simply put, it’s removing toys and replacing them with other toys on a regular schedule. So rather than having all the toys out at one time, a smaller group is kept out while others are put away. And then you rotate them.

Why?

According to Dr. Kim John Payne, author of the book Simplicity Parenting, “An avalanche of toys invites emotional disconnect and a sense of overwhelm.” ...

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