Getting to know you may take me a little time. This is a great way to help me get over being shy or hesitant to play with you. Get down on the floor and start playing with my toys. Act like you are having a lot of fun! Before you know it, you may see me getting closer and closer, until I am joining in the fun! Remember, as a toddler, I may not really understand how to play with you. I may play beside you, imitating what you are doing. Once I join you in play, let me take the lead, showing you how much I am willing to do! If I get tired of one activity and start another, let me! It is the way I play and learn. See how you can join me in my new activity. Before too long, you will find me initiating play with you!