Toy Lover Behavior
Toddlers learn how objects are used together through their playing experience. They get more frustrated than productive. You have to be there to guide them at the beginning and learn when to step away. Toddlers are also making connections between objects from life to toys. They notice similarities and the mimic the actions of what they’ve seen. Use this as a tool when figuring out what toys to buy.
Offer toys to your toddler and just watch to see what they do. Let them try to figure out how they work and discover what they can do with them. Then show your toddler how to use these toys in new ways. For example, you might put a spoon in the cup and stir. Then hand it to them and see what they does. Or pretend to give their stuffed bear a sip. They will mimic this behavior do this will all toys so they learn their use. There's so many ways to get to the right toys and learning they interact with items are key.
Here are some typical toddler behavior:
1.It pays to get help from their friends: They will listen to their friends more than they will listen to you. Face it you are not as cool and you are viewed as authority so most of the time they take your word with a grain of salt. When they have friends that are a little older than them they learn so much more information. Bastian has a few friends that are older than him and I feel that's why he's a little ahead of the game. With that they also pick up their habits so be careful on what they pickup.
2. Easily defeated but not giving up: They get super frustrated and they may have appeared to have given up. Don't let this fool you toddlers will always take the easy way out. Why not it's easy wouldn't you? Just walk away for the moment and come back to it and you'll see they have a new energy when it comes to the project. At this point introduce new items to spice it up but not too much you don't want to overwhelm them. You'll see them quickly get through the first task from before and eager for the next. When they believe they are masters they truly take all things like champions.
3. The telephone game we love: I don't know what it is about telephones but kids love them and so do we. Do you remember the telephone game with cups we use to play. Simple to make and easy to play. This helps with communication skills and building. Even buying them the little fake phones they love. I brought one for Bastian so he would leave mine alone and it worked. It pushes their imagination and helps them learn the tools they need. I got one that was as close to my iPhone as possible with working buttons. When I did the one where the buttons were not operational he quickly lost interest. They catch on quick when things are different from our things so don't waste your money on the cute stuff.
Make toys be fun for you and your kiddo. Let me know of some great toys you've gotten in the comments below 👇🏾
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