grandma52 asks:

how can I get my one year old to stay on his seat like the others in his class?

In Topics: Motivation and achievement at school
> 60 days ago



Jul 3, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

A one year old is not expected to stay seated long as they learn by being actively engaged.  The life of a one year old involves multi-sensory learning such as touching, hearing (listening) and seeing. They tend to want to be 'mobile' in order to use their new skill of walking! (And sometimes, running) I would be much more concerned if your toddler was not curious and want to wander about after a few minutes.

However, if the child is unable to sit in the seat for any amount of time, even a minute or two, then you may want to use non-verbal visual cues to help remind him to stay in place, even for a brief while.

I highly recommend checking out the links listed below.  

Good luck!

Louise Sattler, NCSP
Owner of Signing Families
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