Why is my child throwing things?
Between the ages of two and three, your little human’s fine motor skills are fine-tuned enough that they can open their fingers and let objects go. Similarly, their newly developed eye-hand coordination is allowing them to throw objects across the room to a designated spot. Although activities that involve throwing an object and making something happen are particularly exciting and enjoyable, at times they use this act to communicate a want, need, or emotion.
They throw out of frustration that they can’t make something work.
They throw out of frustration that they can’t make themselves understood by you or others.
They throw when they are done with something.
They throw to get your or others’ attention.
They throw when they’re mad at you or someone else.