Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Learn how to organize children's toys - Storing Children's Toys
Tags:Organizing Children's Toys - Storing ,monkey see,monkeysee,how to organize baby toys,learn how to organize childrens toys,organization expert janet schiesl,organizing childrens toys
Grab video code:
Hi! I am Janet Schiesl from Basic Organization and I am talking about organizing toys today. Now that you've sorted everything into zones, I would like to talk about storage. If you want your children to put your toys away, you need to give them some place to put them. So I'd like to discuss a few options.
One option is a toy box and it is a great idea if you want a few toys in a nicer area of your home. One, a toy box holds large objects that maybe hard to store in another capacity. Also, it is very easy for children to quickly pick up toys and just throw them in a toy box. You can close the lid and just store it away, you don't see them.
A second method is plastic bins which I recommend to people for a lot of storage. They are inexpensive, they come with lids and they come in all different sizes. So you can buy an appropriate size bin for the amount of toys of that kind. So you might use those for building blocks or Barbies or whatever. You don't have to spend money on them. So you could also use items like a shoe-box or a plastic coffee can for very small items, but any kind of storage works. If you want to your children to put the stuff away, you really have to give them a place to put it.
Also, I suggest you use shelving. It just makes it easier for your children to get to the items they are looking for, they can see what they want and they can reach for it. I do caution that if you have shelving that's tall, you need to bolt it to the wall because you don't want the shelving to fall in on a child that's trying to reach something up high.
Also, consider the vertical space in your room. Hang bulletin boards or hooks and your children can hang their artwork or something they've done up high. It will decorate the room and they can see their work. You also need to make the storage easy to use. Don't buy bins that are too large for the size of your child. You want them to be able to pick them up and carry them across the room or to the location where they want to play. If it has a lid on top, they are less likely to spill the contents.
Also, I suggest to you that you get down on the floor, see from their level what they are looking at and what they can do at their age. Also, teach them how to put their toys away at this point when they have a bin or something to put the things in, you need to show them how to do it. Make it fun, make cleaning up something that you all do, everybody can take one bin and then they can concentrate on that one item that they are picking up in the room, while you were maybe concentrating on another item.
As an example, you would say, you pick up the Hot Wheels cars and I will pick up the Barbies. They can concentrate on filling that one bin and then the job is done much faster and it is much easier for a younger child. Now that you have got your toys stored, we are going to talk about labeling.