How does everyone handle toys with many pieces? Kaia has a set of 2 Potato Heads, and although at first she did good about putting all the pieces back in the carrying case, they are now everywhere! I found a fireman's hat on our bed this morning, and a few lips are floating around the dining/kitchen area. I'm tempted to just find as much as possible and put it on freecycle, but there are a few things stopping me.
1) A friend gave these to us after her husband's grandmother stopped playing with them (dementia).
2) I like the skills involved in playing with the potato heads. Where do eyes go on the face? Lining up the hole and the stick so that they can put the piece on.
3) It's good old fashion imagination play. There is nothing talking back to the kids and no numbers and letter learning in it. Not that those are bad things, but I want my kids to spend some time using their imagination.
So how do I keep this and other great toys that have pieces without allowing them to over-run my home?