Learning to maintain shared attention may be the most important skill for a one-year old to practice due to its impact on all other forms of learning…including communication. This article shows that parent attention can play a significant role. So, if you’re wondering what to do, the first step is to see what your baby sees and play with what your baby wants to play with…then stay there (at least as long as your baby does).

Infant Attention Span Suffers When Parents’ Eyes Wander