When designing your classroom and lesson plans, limit the number of choices

Highlights
• An abundance of toys present reduced quality of toddlers’ play.
• Fewer toys at once may help toddlers to focus better and play more creatively.
• This can done in many settings to support development and promote healthy play.

Source: The influence of the number of toys in the environment on toddlers’ play

The findings support The Paradox of Choice, where when a user is given too many choices, they’re never satisfied with the choice they make.

 

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