As soon as your toddler is able to walk, teach them to pick up their own toys
and put them in their toy boxes. The best way I found to do this is to make a game
of it by telling him/her that you want to race them & see who can pick up the toys
fastest. I taught my son this way and also instilled in him that when he is done
with something it needs to be put up. He is a teenager now, and I don’t have to look
at a mess in his room.
Glenda, Mom of 1