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How to Kill the Why game with toddlers?

I have a 3 year old niece, and she's not that

curious. But whenever I babysit her she asks if I'll 'stay there for the ever' and when I say I can't, she goes 'WHHHHY???'

And no matter what answer I give, she goes 'WHHHHHY?'

How do I kill the why game? What can I say?

7 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I have always said "Why do you think *whatever they were asking why about*?"

    It leads to some interesting discussions.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    All you can do is distract her with something, like a toy. When my nephew was a young toddler (he'll be turning 5 this September <3 ), I went through the same thing. One time, after it went on for almost 10 minutes, I just bursted out laughing. He stopped, looked at me, and forgot to ask me any more "why" questions. That's what I did from then on, and it worked almost every time! :)

  • 4 years ago

    The Why Game

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It's not a why game, it's toddlers trying to learn about their world. They all do it. Because to them everything is brand new and fascinating.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Just stop responding altogether to the word "why".

  • 8 years ago

    there isn't much you can do except stop talking to the kid, or give her something else to do.

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