Awaken in the child’s desire to play on their own. Start gradually leaving him alone in the room: for a minute, for two, for five.
And so that he feels confident, look to him from time to time to check what he does and say a kind word. Only in this case, the crumb will feel completely safe.
Prepare toys for him: they must be bright, age-appropriate, easy to use and unbreakable. In addition, they should be such that the baby can play with them without your help.
Otherwise, he will not be interested and he can not do without you.
If the crumb got agitated or started crying, immediately approach him and find out what the problem is. To switch attention, offer him other toys or go with him to another room.
The karapuz will calm down and continue the game in a calm atmosphere without you.
If necessary, stay with the baby for a few more minutes, but you do not have to play with it. You can simply encourage him with your presence and promise that you will make him a company on the playground, in the sandbox – in general, where he wants to play.
But agree that the child himself will indicate the meeting place.
If the crumb plays beautifully alone, do not interfere with it, do not distract and do not offer another game, even if it is more interesting, in your opinion. Let him do what he wants.
Thus, the baby will have the opportunity to express their imagination and turn on the imagination. In turn, this will help him gain self-confidence and take the first step towards independence.