Toy boxes are used to put away kidsâ€™ toys. They’re useful in teaching children a sense of organization. Everything in the world has its place, and there is a time for everything under the sun. There is a time to play, and a time for work; a time to make a mess, and then one for cleaning up!
Such are toy boxes: they teach us to compartmentalize our lives. They make a great way to instruct children in right and wrong, even — that there is a time and place for everything — which instruction is necessary given their innocence. It is, however, also one of the most charming aspects of a child, that they are so innocent!
And so the ancient adage about babies, their mouths, and the truth. Children do not put up pretensions like adults – which is why they tend to have such messy rooms! Which is why toy boxes could help adults teach organizational skills and basic tidiness, particularly the colorful models which easily capture a kid’s attention. That’s because the young tend to benefit more from a hands-on approach, one that’s physical and concrete! When abstract concepts can be paired with concrete actions performed by the student, learning (and retention) is much improved, of adults as well as children.
Such boxes also help with motor skills, particularly the more complicated, if thatâ€™s the right word, models available on the market today, with separate compartments for, theoretically, different kinds of toys. The lesson would be that while all toys go in a box, different types below in different drawers, say. Such useful life skills are imparted in the most casual of ways, making them all the more powerful!
But care must be exercised to ensure that learning to divide the world up into different categories of objects must not be taken too far.. It is hard to unlearn what one has learned, and so perhaps it is also useful to explain to kids, while they are still young and have not fully imbibed the bad old habits of so-called grown-ups, that while objects such as toys may be put into neat little categories, all with their own designated spots, not everything in the world is an object to be treated that way – especially people!