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Old 06-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #11
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Re: How Do I Get DD To Put Her Toys Away?

Yes I think that is more than old enough to cleanup. I did read something at one point that said that reliably doing so on their own was not a skill they could developmentally master until they were closer to 4. So for the most part it is not something they can do independently at that age. But as long as we are doing it with them and being specific it worked well for us. For example saying, "Go clean up your toys in the living room" would get poor results but standing in the room with them and saying, "Let's put all of the cars in the green bucket" works great. That could just be us though.
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