As a non native English speaker, I am sometimes in an interesting situation when communicating with my 4 year old in English.
Recently he has been 'knocking over' the Christmas tree, and I am at loss for words how to tell him not to. He is playing with the tree's ornaments and pulling on the branches to deliberately bring it down. Not bumping into to (which is what, in my mind, 'knocking over' suggests)
The first things came to my mind were:
Don't push the tree
Don't fall the tree (I realize this is grammatically wrong)
Don't bring the tree down
After brief Googling, I think 'Knock Over' and 'Topple' are more appropriate, but they still feel like overkill to use as simple everyday language.
What is the best way to say, in simple words, not to knock the Christmas tree over to the floor?