Sharing is the act of distributing something (such as a resource, idea, or experience) to someone else. In a social context, sharing is often associated with the giving of a gift, such as food or money. In a broader sense, sharing can also include the free granting of use rights to a nonrival good, such as information.
Toddlers at this age are only beginning to learn to understand the emotions of others, so they may not share well. They might be impatient when waiting for their turn, or upset if they don’t get a toy that another child is playing with. It’s important to model good sharing and turn-taking at home, and to talk about what it means to be a kind and generous person.
Children need lots of practice in order to master this skill. It’s also helpful to give them activities that encourage sharing, such as choosing dress-ups together or drawing a big picture with the same packet of crayons. Rewarding and praising good sharing can help too, as can reminding them that when they share they’re helping other people have fun.
Most journals on DeepDyve allow readers to share articles via social media, email, or on third-party platforms like Slack and Microsoft Teams. To share an article, navigate to the journal’s website and find the article you want to share. Then, scroll down the article’s page to see a series of social media buttons that can be used to share the article. Click the service you want to use and follow the prompts to connect it to your account. sharing