What can I do to learn Philip more. He's talking is great, but he only wants to play with his cars

Mariana - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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He is at home with my mother in law and she asked me what can she do to get him to learn a bit more, like perhaps reading or singing?? I don't know please help me!!! Desperate. He only want to play with his cars all the time.

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Chasity - posted on 09/19/2009

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Sometimes we forget thru all this to, to look at his develpment. Or take for granted that our children have accomplished some levels. Take a look at his development. Do you feel maybe he is delayed in anyway. And maybe he is frustrated also and is using the cars as his peace or escape for calmness. If you see that maybe it is. Ask your doctor about getting a eval done. I did for my children just to make sure there wasn't something I didn't see. Come to find out my oldest needed speech therapy. But surprisingly he was back on track in as little as 3 months. And to this day he still loves his cars. But has learned a ton more.

Angela - posted on 09/19/2009

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When my Bryan was little, we would play with the cars and have "the cars" sing songs, and say little rhymes to one another, if you combine his interests and your willingness to teach him with his cars I think you will see it will help.

Sophie - posted on 09/18/2009

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If I can go into teacher mode for a moment; as long as you are interacting with him, he'll be fine. The kiddos I see that have problems at school aren't the one's who spent too much time playing with cars but the one's whose parents didn't interact with them and talk to them. Remember, you are talking to him all day, he's learning from that, you (and he) just don't realize it.

Carol - posted on 09/18/2009

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when u go shopping take pictures of food you need with you and get him to look for them then tell him what they are and get him to say what it is .eveen get him to say what hes wants to have for his tea

Tina - posted on 09/18/2009

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You can do alot with blocks and cars.. Take the blocks and cars and make a town, you ask him what colour his cars are, you can ask him what kind of town he wants to make. My son is 4 and still loves his cars. But we dress it up for him learn and use is imagination.

Marcy - posted on 09/18/2009

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YOu could create a road map out of construction paper and put letters, shapes, numbers on the map. Tell him to take his cars and park them ni specific spots. Like go "zoom" your car over to the red square or letter A. If he gets it right he gets a car sticker. Also, my son and I make a lot of "pretend" car washes. I take two chairs and put a sheet over them. I act as the car wash attendant and he has to give me a ticket to get to go through the car wash. You can use flash cards with letters etc. He has to tell me what is on the ticket before he can go through the wash. on the other side I have a bucket filled with dish rags. He uses them to dry off his cars and starts all over again. Note to self, this can be painfully boring after an hour...HAHAHA. Good luck!

Tara - posted on 09/18/2009

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Hi Mariana, what I have done was use the toys my sons enjoyed most and incorporated them with learning games such color matching, counting, and also you can make up stories with his toys. Maybe even tape letters on them to use in spelling out his name or other words. Try purchasing different kind of cars, trucks, planes, boats etc. I hope this helps some. good luck.

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