#2 – Occupy Their Hands
This works best when you’re photographing young children. If you give them a small prop to hold in their hands, for instance, a flower, they will stay focused for a little longer on the item in their hands, and you can catch great shots of them holding it, playing with it, and more. You can also try giving them something small to snack on while you’re shooting, this has the same effect. Fruit would work well in this case.