Excess toys, clothes, games overload. Minimalism helps children to be calm, reasonable, focused. This does not mean that only white walls and one toy should be left in the children's room, but the ability to do small has its advantages.
The chaos of a closet full of clothes, boxes stuffed with toys have a negative effect on the psyche. Uncertainty, anxiety, behavioral problems arise where there are many options but not enough time. Minimalism in parenting involves less material but more fun. Then the children will have:
Research shows that fewer toys can help children focus and play longer with one toy. The child learns to concentrate. Let it be boring sometimes, but the daily routine will remain. Nothing will be distracting after school. Clutter creates stress, as does the constant request to "put away toys."
… Minimalism will teach you to value what you already have. When the assortment is small, the guys love their toys, cherish them like a treasure. The need to exchange, share, in turn, develops social and communication skills.
When there is nothing to do in the room, the kids go outside in search of friends. Comrades, nature, outdoor games, sports - all this is worth adapting to a minimalist lifestyle.
… Lack of entertainment turns on a childish fantasy: pillows turn into forts, boxes become cars. The guys create funny scenes and situations to play. They invent from the material at hand that which is lacking in life. The imagination develops. Less choice means more creative solutions.
… The limit forces you to choose toys carefully, spend money judiciously or ask for gifts for the holidays. Shopping doesn't have to be impulsive. Gradually, children learn about consumerism, advertising. Learn to handle money. They ask themselves questions about the benefits, quality, practicality of things.
Watching a movie, playing a board game, or reading a book out loud gives parents the chance to bond with their child and make friends.
Children understand that shopping frivolously will not make them happy. They know how to enjoy the little things. More often they choose activities and experiences: family vacations, meeting friends, a trip to their grandmother.
In order to understand which toys to keep and which ones to get rid of, observe. Children learn through play. Toys are learning tools. Watch for at least a week. Calculate: what the baby loves, what develops him, what just takes place in the nursery. Get rid of unnecessary things with your child.
Reducing the number of toys should never be a punishment. It's a liberation for everyone involved - kids love change too. Experiencing emptiness and boredom, they quickly find how to return to the game.