My child throws everything onto floor
Created by Updated on Jan 07, 2015
My daughter(17 months),She plays for 5-10 minutes and throws everything onto floor. Example: she plays with mobile/TV remote/toys and throws them. How to teach her or make her understand that she should not throws things in that manner ,it may hurt others or will break.
| Jan 07, 2015
Hi Lohitha! Children at this like to listen to loud noise. plus they enjoy the fun of adults telling them not to do it. The louder the 'NO ' the more the FUN .hehe . Sometimes they would also throw things down from balcony without realizing it could be damaged. It is advisable to keep expensive, dangerous and useful items out of reach of the child. U cud also bring balls of different sizes and materials. let the child understand cloth ball doesn't make noise while a plastic ball makes louder noise. also change u r approach of telling the child not to do it. U cud bring colourful unbreakable bowls or glasses , stack them to make it stand tall. Or use blocks to play with the child. play with the child. The lightly it is taken the lesser will be the fun for the child in throwing things. Please ensure nothing which is not meant to be safe for kids or is breakable should be in reach of land.
| Jan 08, 2015
Hi lohitha, it's very common for toddlers to throw things down often, as they want to test the newly learnt skill I. e picking up, holding and throwing. They also want to test the cause and effect - what happens every time I drop down a ball - it bounces back, or every time I drop the remote, mom comes running to pick it up. You build a tower, it's lot of fun for her to knock it down. So you firmly say No when she drops anything valuable. But do not show much reaction in body language or in words. Just say NO. But try to replace valuable things with her toys such as plastic balls or anything light in weight to play indoor or any toy that has an effect on pressing a button or pulling a string or twisting a knob. I used the ball popper for my son which kept him busy. The battery operated ball popper pops out the balls and he used to retrieve and put them again in the slot to pop again.
| Jan 08, 2015
Hi Lohitha, what Shikha an Carol have said is true... toddlers like to explore sounds and activities at this stage. So rather than stopping the child, take precautions. Don't put expensive things near the child, get him his own remote etc to throw and play with, give him an old remote if you have any. Give her some wrapping paper which will make the scrunching sound etc. SHe will grow out of this phase.
| Jan 08, 2015
Sikha.... i used to follow dis rule... what is not meant for kids should be put higher than their reach... think like a child as to what she may just throw(n u dnt want 2 throw) just place it higher. Rest let her throw,learn... she is developing a very imp activity motor skill.... so let her do that. When she throws teach her 2 keep it back by singing some cleanup song.... that ways even if she doesnt clean she knows clean up is also following...