Every weekend, Bryce has the chance to play with his other toys that are in storage. Why others are in storage, one might ask—it is because he has tons of toys that even after donating half of them, the ones left would overflow his designated shelf space in the living room.
Ever since we implemented this activity, he became more excited in choosing and playing with his toys. Before, it seemed he was taking most of the toys for granted—he seldom played with them and organizing them was a challenge.
Come weekend, Bryce would ask if he could “exchange toys” already and I will pull out this hamper full of toys from the storage and arrange the boxes in front of him. He, on the other hand, would arrange his current toys in parallel to the choices.
In the form of barter, we would swap toys. Some of the bigger toys would have bigger values. For example, Chuckie the stuffed toy is equivalent to 3 small toys. Sometimes he would ask for 6 small toys for his ZURU X-Shot and we would settle for 4.
This activity concludes with a bid of “Nice dealing with you!” and a handshake.