Sharing is a harder concept than taking turns, but it can still be taught. Start by teaching to share objects that you have more then one of. A train table is a great example, there is one table but there are multiple trains that can be played with. Food/snack is another item that can be shared easily because we always have a million goldfish on hand.
We have a ton of toy cars. So when we play with our toy cars I require Rea to choose a car that baby D can play with. For now, this works because D doesn’t care which toy he plays with as long as he plays with a toy, but if you have two (or more) kids that both have there own wants, try the strategy of allowing one child to divide and the other child picks first. For example, if two children are sharing a cookie Child 1 breaks the cookie in half and Child 2 picks his half first.
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Sharing and Taking Turns Vocabulary
- Can I have a turn
- Can we play with those together
- You can have a turn when I’m done
- Will you share with me
Games, especially boardgames, inherently require kids to take turns. Games only work if everybody takes turns to be part of the game. So for those of you who have Lil’ Creators, start a family game night tradition. This will be good for everyone in the family and you’ll get the bonus of teaching your preschooler about taking turns in a way that is pure fun.