• A Teacher’s Guide to the Best Toys for 2 Year Olds

    How Many Toys do Children Really Need? This is the question I’m always asking myself. Along with, which toys are WORTH buying? My family lives in a pretty small house, and clutter drives me nuts (especially now that I’m home all day). About every 4 months I go through and round up many shopping bags full of toys to donate. Most of the toys I choose to give away are single-purpose. This means you can only use them one way and kids get bored with them as soon as the novelty wears off. My teaching years taught me that the best toys are open-ended. There are endless ways to play…