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How to promote independent play in toddlers

All children are different and enjoy different  toys and interactions. However the following are suggestions for toys and activities for toddlers.


What toddlers like 

  • Need space in which to play and explore
  • Like sandboxes , swings and playgrounds
  • Likes to imitate others  by pretending to perform adult tasks
  • Likes to play in water

What parents can do

  • Allow  children to help with chores
  • Read to your child
  • Limit screen time
  • Provide your child with work and house keeping toys such as a toy vacuum and pots and pans
  • Stop playing for your children.
  • Give them your undivided attention during playtime. Children want to know that they are valued. Dedicate sometime during the day and watch them play.
  • Get in tune with your child’s interest and provide them with an environment that is engaging and well-suited to their needs

Toys for toddlers

  • Puzzles
  • Dolls
  • Balls
  • Toys that can be pushed or pulled
  • Rocking horse
  • Toys that can  be ridden safely
  • Playground equipment
  • Shovel and bucket
  • Toys that can help with housework such as brooms,  vacuum and dishes.
  • Shovel and bucket
  • Music
Content Sources
Toddler play. Stanford Children’s Hospital. Accessed November 9th, 2018

How to encourage your toddler to play by himself. Today’s Parent’s. Accessed November 9th, 2018

Encouraging Independent Play in Toddlers. Peaceful parents , confidence kids. Accessed November 9th, 2018

December 11, 2019 | 8:56 31    By oohs N coos    

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