Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Your Child and Sharing

Most of our young visitors are of the mindset, "What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine too!" Some of our grown up visitors may get upset when they see their two-year-old not sharing something in our Museum. You can facilitate your child's understanding by, first, understanding what they are capable of and, secondly, creating an environment that helps children become aware of other children and each other's boundaries.

One way to support this stage of development is to ensure plenty of supplies. This supports a child's sharing abilities while maturation and perspective-taking experiences are developing.

Here's some information about sharing from the Museum's parent support materials which can assist in awareness of your child's changing development and offer tips to support your child's growing understanding of his social world.

Check out other parent support resources here.

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