Play first

Let kids play with open-ended physical toys on the floor first, and then move to digital play afterward. Only have a few options for toys, so that it’s easier to make the transition to technology time.

Why this technique:
Playing with physical toys may help kids get comfortable before they move onto playing with a new digital experience. Joining in, either in parallel play (for younger kids) or along with them (for older kids), can also help build rapport.

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