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My 5-year-old won't give up any of his toys!
Q: How do I get my 5-year-old son to part with some of his toys? His bedroom, two playrooms and the yard are full of them, but he has never parted with a single toy.
Laura Nashua
A: What a lucky little boy to have such wonderful places to play that are filled with a variety of fun toys! Even though he doesn't seem to want to part with any of them, there are probably a few that he hasn't played with in awhile and might be willing to do without. Some parents have told me that they encourage their children to choose one toy to put away, or give away, for each new one they get.

Since your son is nearing the peak of imaginative play, he will eventually move on to other things that interest him, and his much-cherished toys will no longer hold such prominence in his life.
Kathleen Alfano Ph.D., Former Director of Child Research at Fisher-Price®