You want to interact and play with your child, but he doesn’t talk and he is difficult to engage. He doesn’t play with his toys or engage in purposeful activity or meaningful play. In the previous 4 posts, we explored the importance of WHO YOU ARE as your child’s best play partner or ‘toy’,  how to use WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE and DO AT HOME to facilitate interaction with your child towards communication and language development, and WHAT YOU CAN COLLECT, which […]

Does your child have lots of colourful plastic toys?  Does he play with them? We all know the child who played more with the box and the packaging than with the actual expensive toy that was inside. Something to play with: Play materials and toys with a high play value In fact, there is often not very much you can do with modern toys, because they have a fixed agenda: all a child can do with press-the-button-toys is to press […]

You want to interact and play with your child, but he doesn’t talk and he is difficult to engage. He doesn’t play with his toys or engage in purposeful activity or meaningful play. In my previous posts, we explored the importance of WHO YOU ARE to engage your child, because you are in fact the best play partner or ‘toy’ for your child and how you can use WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE and DO AT HOME to facilitate interaction with your child towards communication […]

We have become a electronics and TV-culture, and many people have the TV on all day and/or spend hours in front of computers, mobiles or other electronic devices. Everyone does. The difficult-to-engage child who wants to watch TV or play with mobile or computer all day seems to be just like any other child. Parents often see this with relief. Surely, he too will learn something from watching TV, videos or computer games? But then doubts begin to creep in. […]

Your child doesn’t play with you. He doesn’t talk and is difficult to engage. Engaging him in 1-1 social interaction games, as I described in my earlier post YOU ARE THE BEST TOY, does work. But you can’t do that all day and need something else to engage your child. You have tried out some of the activities listed in my post WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE AT HOME. In this post, we will explore how you can expand this by […]

You want to interact and play with your child. But your child is difficult to engage. He doesn’t talk and is not interested in most of the toys you’ve bought. He runs and jumps, but rarely settles down to purposeful activity or meaningful play. In my previous post, we explored WHO YOU ARE to engage your child and how you can become the best play partner for your child and ‘the best toy’. Today we will look at how you can use WHAT […]

You’ve tried to interest him in toys or play activities. But all he wants to do is run to and fro endlessly vocalising loudly or fiddling with an object while sitting absentmindedly on a chair or lolling on the sofa. Whenever you try to show or teach him something, his eyes drift away, his hands go limp or he just wanders off. Or he screams and messes it up. You feel lost. And so does the child. Or what is […]