How to motivate your child to build towers using materials from the recycling bin

Toddlers love building towers, and even if they cannot yet build a tower, they love to knock them over. 

Build towers with different containers and boxes from your recycling bin.

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Enhancing interest and motivation for building towers

In this video clip I talk about different ways to enhance toddlers'  interest and motivation in a tower building game. These include: 

  • Giving the child choices to enhance their sense of control. 
  • Building anticipation to increase motivation and enjoyment 
  • Use questions with time for responses to maintain the child's visual attention to my actions

 


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