I've had a few e-mails asking what kind of toys does my son play with? What do we allow or disallow?
Well. There's toys, then there are toys.
Yes, I have always made very conscious decisions about purchases and gift lists. Follows were the credentials:
- small living space
- not easily broken, yet encourages proper care
- readily repairable when needed
- limited budget for batteries and electric bills
- desire for an actual attention span in my child
We have had more than our share of plasticy toys, items I didn't really want but somehow ended up in our home, whether because the previous tenant left a bunch of stuff, or the church nursery was closing and I received everything to use for my in-home daycare, or as gifts.
|The second Mama-endorsed electrical "toy" ;)|
Toys in a Lower Elementary Montessori Home