Have you ever been in the car and played a little game with everyone in there? You sing a little piece of a song and then stop. Before long someone else in the car is singing that song as well. A while later you sing another song and sure enough it is echoed minutes later.
Play is the same way. If you notice that your children are not playing with a toy in the ideal way – sit down and begin playing with it and model for them.
If you notice that your children are not playing with a toy anymore. Sit down start playing with it and I’m sure they will join you.
That’s what I did today.
I have this new amazing set of magna tiles and I feel like they were just getting pushed around the floor or the light table and the kids weren’t actually engaging with the materials to figure out how to use them.
So I sit down I made a house.
Just like hearing a song in the car houses begin to appear.
What do you have at your house that you might need to model playing with for your kids so they will engage? ￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼