I share my home with a very curious almost one-year-old. He’s always into everything- toys, books, food, garbage cans, cabinets- anything he can get into, he will. I always try to find new ways to keep him entertained and keep his mind stimulated, but sometimes it’s challenging. Once he plays with a toy for more than 10 seconds, he’s done and onto the next new thing. He’s always exploring, but it’s caused a pretty big problem. He was completely uninterested in the 20 or so toys that we got him for Christmas already, and more interested in getting into the TV remotes, my Dad’s iPad, computer wires- and other things he’s not allowed to play with.
So, I’ve come up with a solution. Every week, we put out only about a quarter of his toys (5 or 6). Then, we switch them out for a new set of toys the next week! So far, it’s worked much better. Every week is like Christmas for him now. He gets to play with “new” toys that he hasn’t gotten bored with, and the other ones get a break.
If you’re facing the same problem we did, give this a shot! It’s been much better for us and Jayden already.