My 19-month old often drags his feet when asked to do something (put toys back, put shoes on, finish washing hands in the sink, clean up, etc). What can I do to make him go quicker, and on my first request so I'm not nagging (asking him over and over "put your toy back")? I need whatever brilliant ideas you've got to speed up your kids and move things along.
I hear some people use a song, for example, for clean up or whatever task - when the song finishes they need to finish the task. How does that work? If it works well, can someone tell me some songs please because I know very very little songs. Besides songs, what other ideas you've got.
And if they still don't do it when you ask them to, what do you do?
Also, when you ask, is it a polite language like "could you put your toys back, please?", or is it a commanding language with a hard tone like "put your toys back"?
I'd like him to request things in a polite, nice way using "could you..., would you....please?" but I don't feel that's effective when I speak to him.