Answer by mominbolt at 1:55 PM on Mar. 13, 2009
This is very time consuming & takes tons of vigilance. After every single activity there is a clean up time. Clean up together & make it fun. For instance, who is faster, pick up all the yellow blocks first, and/or shapes. Once clean up becomes routine it will become 2nd nature. This takes alot of work in the beginning from you though. Give yourself extra time to play during clean up.
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Mak it a game. I pick a color and while I play music, they pick up as many toys of that color, then I pick another color, and we do this till they are all picked up. If all fails and he still won't do it, you physically take him over, put his hand on it and make him pick it up. If he continues to refuse, you sit him in a chair and explain to him that if he doesn't pick them up that you are going to, and every toy you have to pick up goes into a box and that box will be put away until he learns to pick up his toys when you ask him to. It's not about him not picking up the toys, it's the disobedience you need to deal with. Our 2 & 3 yr olds have mastered this because disobedience is not an option. If your son is 4 years old, he is way old enough to understand the how and whys of picking up toys. Just be consistent in enforcing your rules and your expectation of him following them.
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