Published March 2013: Mom.Me
Games for Taking Turns for Toddlers
Peek-a-boo, building blocks and more ways to teach your little one how to give and take
It has finally happened — your toddler is throwing tantrums and refusing to share with his friends and siblings. Though you chalk it up to the terrible twos or threes, it’s not too early to teach him the importance of give and take.
“It is essential to teach children how to take turns because it’s a skill they will use for the rest of their lives and in every relationship they share with another person,” says Christina Steinorth, a California-based psychotherapist and author of “Cue Cards for Life.” “From the school yard to dating to marriage to the work place, the concept of give and take is a key factor in forming healthy relationships with others.”
Make this lesson fun and insightful for your toddler by including games in your daily playtime that teach the fine art of taking turns.
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– Shannon Philpott