is your boy bored with his toy? When play be­comes pre­dictable, your child can get dis­tracted and even­tu­ally lose in­ter­est. sug­gests 10 ways to bet­ter en­gage his at­ten­tion.

Young Parents (Singapore) - - AGE BY STAGE 0 - 1 YEAR - DR RICHARD C. WOOLF­SON

Choose age-ap­pro­pri­ate and in­ter­est­ing toys Wait be­fore of­fer­ing an­other one Give him the oc­ca­sional chal­leng­ing toy Teach him to ex­plore

Re­sist the temp­ta­tion to charge in with a new item when you see that he’s grow­ing bored. Use the op­por­tu­nity to teach him per­sis­tence. Be­sides, he might be­come in­ter­ested in the toy again.

When you ob­serve that Ju­nior has lost all in­ter­est, sit be­side him and show him how to look at it in new ways. For ex­am­ple, turn the ob­ject over in his hands and point out to him the parts he hasn’t looked at.

Your one-year-old prefers fa­mil­iar ones that he knows well, but one that is sufciently ad­vanced can help stretch his ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

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