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    what do you do to get your toddlers (2-4yrs) to clean up their toys?

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    I tell him I'm going to vacuum them up otherwise ( he hates the vacum cleaner) that makes me sound really mean!

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    Default getting toddlers to clean up

    Some things ive done

    Make sure there is a place for everything, and if possible, label where things go with pictures.

    Anything left on the floor goes in "time out" where DD can't play with them for a day (sometimes longer)

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    As long as they haven't totally trashed the toy room with everything mixed up, yanno chaos I give them 20min on the timer then I put whatever is left over into a bag and throw it in the cupboard for a few weeks.

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    ok good ideas. my 2 completely trash their bedrooms and then start dragging them out into the lounge and i have alot of trouble getting them to pick them up, more so my ds (3) my dd (2) races around making a game out of it, ds just drags his feet trying to put it off.

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    I also found using a dustpan as a scoop helps make it quicker for them, plus they make digger noises which helps make it a bit of a game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    I also found using a dustpan as a scoop helps make it quicker for them, plus they make digger noises which helps make it a bit of a game
    what a cute idea!

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    Default getting toddlers to clean up

    My DD does it automatically - think having an anal mummy as an example has helped (mostly). She cleans up after playing with toys, puts all her crayons and markers back in the caddy when done love it!!!

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    I make sure I get in and help DS pack up all his toys. I have always made cleaning fun with my kiddies though, I give them special rags to clean around the house... We put on the radio and dance and clean and its heaps of fun.

    (I have also been known to use the vaccum threat LOL)

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    I pretend it's SO much fun to clean up....

    Probably only works because he's still only little (2) and easily manipulatable, but the earlier you get them into the habit or helping and participating the better I say!

    Hmm, I'm wondering if manipulatable is even a word...!


 

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