Teaching the toddler- How to Share?

Teaching the toddler- How to Share?

Sharing is an essential life skill that every Toddler must learn. Toddlers generally take time for clear understanding of this concept. While it is easy said than done but practicing early can help a long way. Try to give your Toddler the much needed attention and notice his behaviour towards others. IS he ready to share his stuff with friends, relatives or neighbours? if he is than do appreciate this gesture and if not, then you may try to teach your Toddler how to share.

You may try few of the below steps and teach your toddler to share with these helpful tips:

1. Take Turns:

Take a toy and say, “It’s my turn to play.” Then, give it to your child and say, “Now it’s your turn to play.” This game will make your Toddler understand that the toy will come back to him/her.

2. Model sharing behavior:

Kids learn what they see. If you are eating a cookie, break a piece and give it to the Toddler . Explain that you would love to share with him/her.

3. Praise your child:

Whenever your child shares something with you or their friends or siblings, praise them for their behaviour.

4. Don’t label things:

When you buy a new toy, tell your kids that it is for everyone to play together. Labelling a toy as “Mine” or “Yours” will create the impression in the child’s mind that it is exclusively for themselves.

5. Time it:

Set a timer for kids to play with a toy. In this way, every kid will get an equal chance to play. It will also encourage patience in the Toddler .

6. Take toys along:

While visiting a friend’s home, ask your child to carry a few toys along so that they can exchange it with their friend’s toys for some time

Do let me know how these small tips helped you in comments below. Also you may like to read few of my posts on toddlers, do check them out.


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  • Gurima

    July 4, 2018 at 11:23 PM Reply

    Great tips

  • PrettyMummaSays

    June 4, 2018 at 6:38 PM Reply

    The tips that you have shared are fantastic. They are the right way to teach sharing. Good one, Gunjan

  • The Average Mom

    June 4, 2018 at 6:26 PM Reply

    It is so important to teach the value of sharing and i lovely the way you have shared such simple tips. I am gonna remand these. Specially point 2, about model sharing and pointv6, about taking a toy along to a friends house to share. Great tips

  • Blogsikka.com

    June 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM Reply

    Great info dear, you have covered the whole topic nicely, and sharing is Caring which every child should known

  • momtasticworld

    June 4, 2018 at 11:22 AM Reply

    Oh, my kids definitely need some help when it comes to sharing. This was really interesting, I am going to imply these points.

    • tuggu.n.mommy

      June 4, 2018 at 1:54 PM Reply

      Glad you liked the tips. Thanks for reading!!

  • Blogsikka.com

    June 4, 2018 at 10:13 AM Reply

    Great share dear, your tips are really valuable.

  • We as parents act as a role model and our child is always our reflection you have shared some really nice tips . I loved the model sharing one the most as i believe child grows up to be what they see and learn more than what we teach.

    • tuggu.n.mommy

      June 4, 2018 at 1:59 PM Reply

      Thanks you for reading!! Glad you liked the tips


    June 4, 2018 at 9:04 AM Reply

    Amazing and informative post. Very useful and beneficial tips for kids to learn. Great read.

    • tuggu.n.mommy

      June 4, 2018 at 2:11 PM Reply

      Thank you for reading. Glad you liked it!!

  • rohinijames

    June 3, 2018 at 11:56 PM Reply

    This is such a small matter but teaching it to a child at an early age makes a huge difference.

    • tuggu.n.mommy

      June 4, 2018 at 2:12 PM Reply

      Thank you for reading. Glad you liked it!!

  • babyandbeyondin

    June 3, 2018 at 8:52 PM Reply

    Modelling the behaviour that we want kids to imbibe is very important as they learn best by observing us

  • Gunjeet

    June 3, 2018 at 6:37 AM Reply

    I am hooked to your page now. Thanks for such posts. I love reading these.

    • tuggu.n.mommy

      June 4, 2018 at 2:14 PM Reply

      Thank you for reading. Glad you liked it!!

  • Priya

    June 2, 2018 at 9:43 AM Reply

    It is very important to teach kids how to share. Thankfully, my daughter was happy sharing her stuff with her friends so I didn’t have to struggle too much.

    • tuggu.n.mommy

      June 4, 2018 at 2:19 PM Reply

      Thank you for reading. Glad you liked it!!

  • alpanadeo

    May 31, 2018 at 3:22 PM Reply

    Liked all the tips. Sharing is a very important skill that is lacking in now a days. I always carry along my kids toys…
    Really liked the example of breaking cookie. This is a very simple example but has a warm gesture and can be a teachable moment.

    • tuggu.n.mommy

      June 4, 2018 at 2:23 PM Reply

      Thank you for reading. Glad you liked it!!

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