I believe as parents we are always learning. As our children grow, they develop their own likes and dislikes while we parents learn to nurture, comfort, encourage, and cope with these constant developments.
My son is very visual. He loves to see everything. A problem that I was CONSTANTLY running into, was the fact that when he would get something out, the first thing he would do is dump whatever he wanted to play with all over the floor. I use to keep all of his matchbox cars in a side drawer of a play table, but they would end up all over the floor. Then I tried putting them in a clear box. That also didn’t work. He could see that his cars were in the box, but would still dump out the box all over the floor.
Then, one day I was at my friend’s house and she went to get out her girls Legos. She entered the room with a huge cinch bag(playmat), and to my amazement, it opened up to reveal a contained world of big Legos in a huge playmat. It was amazing! All the kids played with the legos on the floor, and while some Legos did stray from the playmat, the majority stayed out and clean up was a breeze.
It was as if lightening had struck me! Lol! I FINALLY knew what to do with all of the floor play toys that my kids love to play with, without having my floor completely transform into a minefield. I bought four playmat bags; two for my children(Mega Blocks and Cars), and two more for my friends.
My son loves his playmat as much as I do! He loves to sprawl out on the mat and be almost swimming in his cars. He loves being able to see all of his cars at once.
This was a simple solution that not only worked or my son, but for me too<3. Makes me more relaxed when he plays with his cars knowing that it’s not going to be a crazy pickup afterwards.
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3