When DS intentionally drops/throws a toy, we will normally return it to him 2-3 times and then stop, usually redirecting. I see it as normal toddler behavior, a game and a way of him learning cause and effect. When I do X, mom and dad do Z. Just like if I hit someone, they will first speak to me and then not play with me if it happens again. I think it is a good learning tool.
DH took DS to feeding therapy yesterday. There was a sub and she did really, really well with DS. However, she told DH not to ever pick up anything DS throws or drops, ignore it. It is just attention seeking behavior and that isn't the behavior we want to reward him for with attention.
The more I thought about this last night, the more I disagree. While it is attention seeking, I also thing it is normal toddler behavior, it is interaction between a parent and child, it is a game, it is learning time. We will redirect him to another game after a few times but I feel that ignoring it is ignoring DS trying to interact with us.
How do you guys handle this? What do you think of the advice?