Q My three-year-old son is to­tally ob­sessed with trac­tors. Should I go with it or try and broaden his in­ter­ests?

Mother & Baby (UK) - - HERE TO HELP - Dani Lloyd, Swansea CM

This is ab­so­lutely nor­mal! My son was ob­sessed with fire en­gines. It’s all part of his char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment. Al­most a third of chil­dren be­tween the ages of three and six have an in­tense in­ter­est in some­thing. Use his love of trac­tors as a cat­a­lyst to en­cour­age other learn­ing. It’s a great start­ing point to in­tro­duce colours, maths, early read­ing skills and art projects. You’ll miss those trac­tors when he’s moved on to his ‘next big thing’!

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