Toy Rotation For Children
Another thing you can do to keep their attention and avoid boredom is to only place a few toys out for them each week. Rotating toys is a great way to not have to continually buy new toys for the children.
Get 4 boxes. Divide the toys up between these 4 boxes and label each box with a number (1, 2, 3, 4).
Place boxes 2, 3 and 4 up in the closet (or easily accessible storage area) and let the children play with the toys in box number one.
At the end of week 1, take the toys that the children played with and put them in box #1. Put box #1 away and get out box #2. Let the children play with these toys for a week, and at the end of the week put those toys back in box #2 and get the toys out that are in box #3.
If you rotate toys like this every week, the toys will seem like brand new and exciting toys to play with each time you get the "new" toys out (which aren't really new, but seem new to the children).
As the girls get older you will find that you are collecting more and more toys, and then you can transition to a monthly rotation rather than weekly.
You can also do a daily rotation if you find you have enough toys and the children need something "new" each day.
Glad to hear that the children are enjoying their new play space!