Help your child play by giving them fewer toys!

Happy New Year!

Can you believe that the holiday season is already over for another year? If your house is anything like ours, it is strewn with a plethora of new toys, gifted to our little ones from well-intentioned grandparents.

But do you know what? With more toys than ever, Ella actually seems to be playing less. Tipping new toys onto the floor and flicking between activities without much purpose, forever asking me to come and play with her.

This new research explains why giving your child fewer toys actually helps kids play creatively for longer periods of time.

Okay, so my next job is to box some of these toys up and pack them away for a rainy day … but perhaps I’ll tackle this when the little ones are asleep!