Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sharing Toddlers

"Share"..."Don't push"..."Take turns" are just a few of the phrases you'll hear from the grownups when our little playmates get together for their play dates.  It's getting a bit easier with kids they're familiar with, but as soon as a newbie comes along, we're clearing our throats for more words of encouragement.  A bucket of water with heavy duty paintbrushes (*all the same size, of course) seems to be the easiest activity for sharing right now...especially with the warm weather drying us off before we get too wet!  
P.S. *I bought a bag of 10 brushes at Lakeshore Learning Supplies.  Check teacher's supply stores for tons of great learning tools.
(Besides using the brushes for tracing our shadows, hands, feet and drawing, we also dip small plastic cars in the water to make car tracks on the ground!)
Let me know if you have any suggestions for helping kids learn to share!
Bubbie and Jude
Teaching Your Toddler To Share


  1. I love the painting-with-water idea. Actually, in this weather, anything involving water is a hit.

  2. Great idea! My two grandsons, at 18 months don't get into too much pulling and pushing or giving and taking yet, but I'll keep this in mind as they get more involved.