18+ | Mighty Tidy


After you are done playing, turn clean up into a treasure hunt game. Ask your child to find the toys and place them in a basket, either one you set aside for this purpose or back where they belong. As your child picks up each toy, narrate what you see them doing and engage with them by asking questions. Make this routine something your child enjoys.

The Science

Tidying up is an important routine to establish with your little one. An organized space allows for organized play, which promotes an organized brain. In addition, by encouraging your child to clean up after themselves, you are helping them gain a sense of responsibility and respect for their belongings.