You spend so much on toys, but your toddler barely touches them.
It’s frustrating to watch him fiddle with a new toy for all of five minutes, before wandering off.
Don’t be annoyed with him. Try these strategies here.
1. Encourage active attention
When your toddler picks up a toy, encourage him to look at it systematically.
Point to those parts of the toy he hasn’t yet explored. You can even turn the object over in his hands for him.
Once he has looked at that section for a few moments, suggest that he looks at another part.
2. Sit with him
Research shows that a young child plays longer with a toy when one of his parents sits beside him. So when he is at play, sit near him and read a book or newspaper.