Need tips to play with my 16 month toddler

Swagata - posted on 01/26/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi everyone
I am noticing from the last couple of days that my baby is getting too much addicted with television. She wants to do everything only when the tv is on and even after tht she gets bored. I tried a lot to play with her but even she gets bored after some time and want some audio or video again.. I tried to read from books also for her but it didn't help much. Recently she started to walk and sometimes she goes to her room and play alone for a min or so.. Please someone suggest how to help her in this scenario.


Bev - posted on 01/26/2014




Small children hve very short attention spans, 2- to 5 minutes. TV shows for that age are programed to change enough to keep the child interested.

Play with her, 2 minutes of one thing like peek a boo, then 2 minutes of rolling a ball, then something else. To get her off the TV you have to make other things, and yourself at least as interesting, so you have to keep it changing and being different. Keep giving her new things to pay attention to.

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