Just because you purchase gifts for your kids…doesn’t mean they are going to play with them. From my professional experience (yes, I have been a mom for almost twenty years so I am labeling myself as a professional) about 90% or more of the toys that kids receive for Christmas will experience toy death by mid January. That’s a harsh and very real reality for us parents, because we spend lots of money on Christmas and a lot of it is just going to waste.
Take this Lalaloopsy for instance, she met quick and early death at my house. Lamar and I spent days searching for LaLa in 2011 as it was the “it” gift of the season and our kids wanted it. But unfortunately, LaLa met a cruel and brutal death as she was thrust into a pile along with a lot of other toys that were no longer being played with. So, here are a few things that we have implemented to ensure that our kids’ toys get played with and don’t meet an untimely ‘toy death’
How do you encourage your kids to keep playing with their Christmas toys?