Thursday, November 4, 2010

Let There Be Light, and No Light!

Now you see it, now you don't! The ceiling light, that is!  Learning how to turn things on and off, especially by remote is fascinating for a toddler.  Once they figure it out, it's tough to turn them off to it.  I know!  I tried...through Discussion:"Jude, this can't be fun for you anymore.  Your neck must be killing you from looking up!  You don't want to wear out the buttons on the remote, do you?"...Bribes: "Wouldn't you rather play with your favorite ball?  Look at this "big boy's" box of raisins Bubbie has for you in her pocket book!"...Distraction: "Listen to that!  I think I hear the circus train coming down the street!  Hurry!  Let's go see!"  That didn't work either, but the consolation was...Jude did figure out how to work the buttons for the fan, too!
P.S.  Send me the best distraction methods you've used with your little ones..that worked!
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  1. The best distraction is to take them outside if the weather allows. I never knew a young kid who would turn down the chance to go outside.

    I saw a cute flashlight lantern the other day that would be a great gift for a toddler. I think it was by Fisher Price.

  2. You're so right! Thanks for the comment!
    I'll also be looking into the flashlight you mentioned. A terrific gift idea.