DS is 15 months, and has just learned the joy of throwing things. He has a pretty good arm on him! I think because it's a new skill he's practicing, and it's fun, he is doing it all the time.
He is a sweetheart and a good listener (for a baby!) but DH and I are struggling a little with how to teach him about when it's okay to throw things and which things are okay. We try really hard to not have rules that are arbitrary or inappropriate for his age. We're not worried so much about messes or breaking things, but we don't want him to hurt anyone, obviously.
We started today trying to teach him that only soft things are okay to throw--ie stuffed animals or cloth blocks, and that hard things are not, but the more we guide him this way, the more he seems facinated with throwing everything he gets his hands on. Is this a concept a toddler this age can grasp? What expectations do you have about safe throwing? Any suggestions for how to guide him through this stage?
Thanks for your help!
lucky mom to Oliver, 8/6/07, and Finn, 11/28/10, and wife to DH