Toy Boxes have been around as long as there have been toys. Toy boxes were created out the need to have a functional container to store a child’s toys in. A place was needed to organize and store toys in to keep them neatly tucked away and out of harms way.
Earlier toy boxes were really just wooden crates or boxes that were rectangular or square in shape. A toy box today can come in all shapes, sizes, and colors although most are still a rectangular shape. A toy box can be made of wood, plastic or material. It can be made of any style or design. It can double as a piece of furniture like a bench where a child can sit and read a book. The lid of the toy box can provide a flat surface where they can place a game board or make their favorite projects.
A toy box can be simple in design with only one color or it can have your child’s favorite television character painted on it. They can also be hand painted family heirlooms. Any type of container that stores children’s toys can be considered a toy box. Since toy boxes are made for little people they are usually very sturdy and made of good quality. They can vary greatly in price depending on the style and material they are made of. Some toy boxes are made so they can be stackable and store easily and some are made to be part of a room’s design.
Nothing lights up a child’s face brighter than walking into a room and spotting a toy box, they just love to dig inside and explore all the different treasures a toy box can hold. Of course getting them to put all the toys back inside they toy box once they are done playing with them can sometimes prose a challenge. There are some preventative measures you can take to make this less of a problem.
First of all, you can do everything in your power to make the toy box special. One idea is to give it as a Christmas present. Wrap some presents up and put them inside the box. Then, wrap up the box and put it under the Christmas tree. Your child will love opening the box and finding the presents, and then opening each one. You can prompt the child to put the toys into the toy box until all the wrapping paper is disposed of so that they will not be thrown away. The child will see the logic of that.
Another way to make a toy box special is to take your child on a shopping trip to buy the toy box of their dreams. Go through catalogs or go online with your child to get ideas before you actually do your shopping. Even small children like to have a say in the decoration of their rooms. They are more likely to keep them clean when they have pride in the part they played putting it together. A toy box can be a happy addition to a child’s world.
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