My three and five year old kids love Legos. I actually love Legos too but not when they are all over the floor. Stepping on Lego can be very painful. We live in a small space so Legos are good because when cleaned up don’t take up much space but it also means we don’t have a space that can be used just for Lego play out of the way… Today I hit a breaking point with my son’s Legos being everywhere and him not cleaning them up (over the last several weeks we have talked, modeled and given ideas how to making cleaning up easier) so he has lost most of his Legos until he can show me he can take care of them. While he needs to really work on being a better listener and cleaner I need to find a better system for organizing his Legos. Here is what I have now:
A set of drawers in the hall to keep Lego people and pieces.
A bookshelf in the hall to keep bigger Buckets of built Legos and really big built sets right on top.
The small table/corner where my son is suppose to keep the his Legos contained in when playing.