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#1 of 3 Old 01-19-2011, 07:28 PM - Thread Starter
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My kids have waaaaaay too many toys.  Seriously.  They have taken over the house.  We can't keep them neat or organized.  Every time I organize the toy closet, the kids have destroyed it before I get it half done.  I want to just cull toys.  We will be moving soon and it seems like a good time to do so.  My kids are:  9 year old girl; 7 year old boy (autistic); and almost-2 year old girl.  What kinds of toys would you consider having for that age spread?

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I don't like having a ton of stuff so both my boys have 1 toybox that they share. If stuff starts overflowing, it goes away.


I would keep

-favorite doll

-box of crayons/colored pencils

-a few coloring books

-building blocks

-some cars (like hot wheels)


-some dress up items

-musical toys

-a few books each


not really sure about girl toys since I only have boys lol.

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We have the same set up as pp...one toy basket (about the size of a laundry basket) if it starts to get big we start to get rid of things. We also have a doll house, and a play kitchen. I also have some bins that get put away and brought out from time to time. These are all in seperate bins, mr potatoe heads and parts, duplos, legos, lincon logs, playdoh. We also have other art supplies.  I try to stick with open ended toys since they seem to get more play value.

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