I am not using these terribly systematically yet. I do not rotate them or use them daily right now. I do bring out a tub of toys in the morning or after a nap when she needs something to play with independently.
Not all of the toys are truly "quiet" - for example her Fridge Farm and her Baby Einstein Music toy. The tubs also work nicely for rotating toys and books. I have also taken a tub of items with us to church twice so far.
Most of my tubs have themes: Colors, Letters, Numbers, Farm, etc. but there are items in each that don't really fit the theme. Here are some of the items I've included in them.
- Foam Letters
- Large Pom Poms
- Flashcards - Colors, Letters, Shapes, Words (She likes to look at these.)
- Stacking Rings
- Farmer in the Dell Cards
- Soft Cat Puppet Book
Do you have any other ideas of items I can include in these tubs? Do you do anything similar with your toddlers or young children?