How Do You Teach Toddlers To Pick Up Toys?
Toddlers can learn to pick up after themselves. You’ll have to teach them by working alongside them. Here is how. Cheerfully pitch in. Children as young as three can understand that helping around the house is a responsibility of every family member. They catch on quickly when Mom or Dad pitches in and works alongside. There are many chores to do together from making beds, folding towels, putting away socks and shoes, to picking up toys. Make your family slogan: “Let’s all pitch in.” Use a team approach. Don’t expect toddlers to clean up all by themselves. That would be too lonely and too confusing. Toddlers respond well to positive attention from Mommy or Daddy, so show them what to do by giving simple, friendly instructions such as “Let’s put the stuffed animals on the shelf” or “Let’s put the toys in the box.” The team approach keeps toddlers happily motivated while teaching the beginnings of organization. When you team up with your toddler they understand from watching you that eac