There have probably been many occasions when your house has been turned upside down by toys thrown everywhere by children. But there is a solution: you must discipline them by your example.
To teach children that at the end of the day the toys are put in their place, you must be the first to take this action.
In this way, the arrangement of things is perceived by the child as a normal action and not as an exception or obligation that is made only for him. Here are some tips on how to achieve this:
1. A certain place should be chosen for each toy, so that the child knows where to find it and where to put it.
2. Do not keep toys that are missing parts or have broken parts.
3. The child should have in front of his eyes the toys he needs or is interested in, so that he can put them in place easily. For example, if the child has a favorite doll and to get it he has to empty a whole basket of toys, it happens that he no longer wants to put them back. But if the doll is in a certain place, the child takes it, plays with it and puts it in place without difficulty.
4. Do not leave too many toys spread on the floor: it is useless to use all kinds of toys. Bring out as many toys as needed and the types needed each time (plush toys, plastic animals, cars, dolls, etc.), but not the same ones every time, so that they don’t become monotonous.
5. The toys with which the child plays must be in accordance with his development according to age. Simple, outdated toys and complicated toys that are needed in the future, that is, those that are outside of his interest, should be locked in closets.
6. It is good that all the items needed for a game or for a certain activity are placed together in the same place, for example, all the items needed for drawing are left in a basket or box.