Daycare centers give your toddler and kid a great chance to slowly develop those social skills needed among others. Daycare allows them to grow independent and develop some other talent or skill that they were born with so it is essential that these daycare centers are filled with every imaginable toys that will help them learn yet this could prove distracting when they are just lying about everywhere.
With so many toys around, daycare can really be disturbing instead of helping the young ones, so what you will be needing first and foremost is to provide the proper storage area for these toys that children just adore. It can greatly help when your daycare is organized and at the same time this will teach children the value of taking care of their things as well as organizing and cleaning up. Kids at a small age are very impressionable and teaching them early on about good habits will help them a long way when they grow up and become responsible adults.
So do not overlook a simple item such as a storage for their toys because every little thing you do or don’t is seen and absorbed by kids and you of course want nothing but for them to develop good traits and behavior as they grow older. Teaching the kids to take out from the storage boxes only the toys they want to use and then how to properly put it back is important because children learn by example, be it good or bad so better that you demonstrate the good for them to learn from and imitate.
There can be no denying that when it comes to sex, nothing beats the real thing. However, one cannot also ignore the popularity of several sex toys and the continued introduction of newer models to satisfy a demanding market. This market is growing and as such we should pay attention to how people integrate these items into their sex lives. You should be aware that sex toys can also be used to enhance your sex lives and bring you and your partner to a new level of closeness and intimacy.
Loosely defined, sex toys are devices meant to pleasure the user sexually, usually used on erogenous parts of the body. There are a lot of sex toys available in specialty shops and through the internet, though most condom retailers are offering a product called the vibrating ring.
Probably the most common and most popular sex toy is the vibrator. Majority of its users are women, and most admitted to curiosity as the primary reason for initial usage. Though some prefer to use vibrators in private, it can also be used with a partner. For heterosexuals, vibrators can be handy when the guy comes off too fast. It can also be a part of your foreplay, to arouse you and your partner to greater heights. In instances when the vibrator is shared, as in lesbian couples, slip a condom over it before inserting into the vagina and put a new one before handing it to your partner. Make sure that it is also properly cleaned before storing.
Dildos are also quite popular among the ladies, as they mimic the shape, texture, and size of a real penis, though they require considerably more effort than battery operated or rechargeable vibrators. Again, it would do some good if you slip on a condom over it before using, especially among lesbians who use it to pleasure their partners. And even if you are using it alone to masturbate, a condom would still be advisable unless you are pretty sure your storage place is totally devoid of germs and other irritants.
There is also one recently introduced product that is fast gaining a loyal following, the vibrating ring. It is a device that is slipped on the penis, and over a condom, and is used to enhance the pleasure of both partners. The vibrating ring has a small battery within the rubber casing. Women who have tried it claim of achieving multiple orgasms through the use of vibrating ring. And the best part of this is that men can take part of the action, too. A vibrating ring is known to extend the erection of the penis. It also has bumps and raised surfaces for heightened pleasure. And because it is stretchable, a vibrating ring can accommodate any size of penis. Vibrating ring users also revel in the fact that this device is portable, easily concealed and thus can be carried almost anywhere.
Though the use of sex toys to achieve self-gratification is an effective method of birth control, don’t think it will turn you away from the pleasure of real, consensual sex. With the availability of contraceptives and protective devices such as condoms and pill, sex is and will always remain to be life’s most enjoyable activity. However, there is still no denying that dildos, vibrators, and the vibrating ring afford much pleasure to their users and will continue to enjoy great popularity.
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You just took a look in your child’s room and see the usual mess: toys scattered everywhere to the point of breakage! You dread what has to happen next: the endless, ongoing struggle when you ask your children to clean it up. The dilly-dallying young children master so perfectly when they don’t want to clean up the glorious mess they just created can make us just a little crazy!
Here’s a different kind of solution to that problem: consider storing toys in your child’s room so that clean-up is easy and becomes a learning activity. It’s simple, really. You just provide a space for each category of toys in a container that is easy to handle and makes the toys easy to see. You also want to place toys and shelves on the child’s level for easy, independent access. By child’s level is meant that nothing would be above the height the child can easily reach, i.e. not at adult height level. All shelves, storage containers, toys and materials should be reachable easily by the child.
In my previous article we discussed the division of your child’s room into play sections that encompass all possible types of play: a pretend section, an art section, a construction section and a toy section. When young children put toys in these various sections they learn to categorize and make sense of the world around them.
We’ll look at each of these sections separately and talk about how to store the materials included there.
Place a few wall hooks in the pretend section for hanging dress-up clothes. Be sure these hooks are at the child’s level. If the room is large you could purchase a small toy closet instead, though that isn’t necessary and will take up more space. A toy bed for dolls and teddy’s would be a good place for the babies to rest (when they aren’t already sleeping on your child’s bed! ) Dishes and kitchen items could be stored on and in your toy stove and refrigerator if you chose to include these. A small open shelf unit is an alternative for storage dishes, pots and pans. Cooking items such as pine cones, bottle caps, etc. may be stored in cardboard boxes or microwave containers on the small stove or shelf.
Art materials need containers to hold crayons, paints, glue, brushes, and odds and ends like bits of wood, sequins, carpet scraps, etc. all mentioned in my last article. See-through containers work best since they allow the child to choose desired items without hauling everything out of a box to see what’s inside.. Microwave or cardboard containers are good for this purpose. You can choose the size and shape needed for each item. Flat containers work well for items such as bottle caps or its of wood; long round containers for brushes; larger flat containers for paints and crayons. A low open shelving unit is ideal for storage of these containers since it will be easy for children to return the items to their location after use. Construction and writing paper would go on one of the low shelves.
It would also be helpful to label storage containers as well as their spot on the shelf. You could use a picture of the item to label it, since most young children don’t read enough for words to make sense. A photograph or a cut-out of the item from its’ original box can easily be glued onto the container. Another label on the shelf where the container is stored is helpful. This helps your child keep things organized consistently instead of just throwing containers here and there and then wondering what’s what the next time she wants to work with these materials.
Materials in the toy section may also be placed on a low shelf unit placed at the child’s level. Containers for magnets, scales and balances, washers, etc. may be added in microwave dishes or cardboard containers.
Storage of construction materials might be placed on the same shelf as the toy section on the lower shelf since these materials might be heavy. Washers, magnets, scales and balances, etc. may be stored in microwave dishes or cardboard boxes as well.
Initially you may want to work together with your child to clean up the materials and help her to understand the process. Make the clean-up playful by singing songs and playing games such as who can put away the most toys in the shortest time. Some parents may even want to arrange the room together with your child and share the decisions of what goes where.
Note that when your child cleans up her materials in this type of room arrangement she is learning to categorize, a very important skill for young children to master. To know that the world is not just a random and confusing place, but that there is a pre-existing order is a foundation for future learning including reading, writing and numbers. To know that a teapot goes in the pretend section, a paintbrush in the art section and so on, is a lesson that will provide a good foundation.
While this type of room arrangement takes some initial thought and time on your part, it is so worth it in the long run. Not only will you will save time on clean-up day after day but your child’s play will be more meaningful. And your child will get to the point where she does it independently. Instead of the same old tug-of-clean-up-your-room-war, you and your child can have more fun, quality time together.
Ursula Ansbach, owner My Baby Furniture Plus, baby furniture; Educator, Teacher, Parent
Toy storage bins are helpful in many ways. These toy organizing systems of containers and baskets can not only store your kids toys, but also be a teaching tool. The bin units are sold in all the popular retail stores and come in plastic, wood and other materials to meet the needs of parents.
If you are looking for a better way to store your child’s toys than in a big box, then toy storage bins are worth a look. There are usually multiple slots and bins for use as storing units for toys of all shapes and sizes. Having them organized and separated will help them stay intact and prevent them from being broken easily as when storing in one big box.
Besides organization, parents can use these storage bins for toys as a teaching tool. Responsibility is something should be taught to every kid. This trait will continue to help them as they grow up to be adults. Having to clean up after oneself after taking all the toys out to play can be a rule and the toy storing bins can be a huge aid in this life lesson.
Also, kids can easily be taught or reinforced in the topic of colors with these bin units as they often come in different colors. Teaching your child to put certain toys in certain colored bins can not only help with color recognition, but as a memory tool as well. Getting creative with cleaning up and organizing can go a long way to making a child understand the importance of these concepts in everyday life at an early age.
Although there are different ideas and solutions for toy storage on the market, storage bins are great for parents that want an option that will match and fit into their current home decor and living space. This can be seen in the wooden storage shelves that have been made and toy storage furniture that has become popular.
Toy storage can be much more than just having a place to put children toys when not in use so that you don’t step on them at night. These units and bin systems can become part of the home and an advantageous teaching and leaning tool for your kids. Many people overlook this fact and just think of them as compartments where toys are dumped. Thinking creatively and out of the box will transform your toy storage bins into something you and your kids will remember for years to come.
Gary Holtzman loves his family. He has gained some great insight and knowledge on kids and children’s products like age appropriate toys for kids as a family man. He is slowly becoming domesticated and has learned some great tips and knowledge that he enjoys sharing with other fathers and husbands. Read more articles on toy storage bins and family life by Gary online