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I Like to Share: Your Child is Learning to Cooperate and Share with Other Children}


I Like to Share: Your Child is Learning to Cooperate and Share with Other Children

Your child is becoming more social and so wants more interaction with his peers. As he becomes less egocentric and can better understand the feelings of others, he is also becoming more socially savvy. This means that he is starting to understand the polite and helpful way to act towards others. You may see your child taking turns without prompting, and you may also see him share with others. He may offer a cracker to a child who doesn't have any or share some of his blocks with a child who wants to play. He may join a group of children in the middle of a game, or he may try to help a younger child who is struggling at a task. When you notice these prosocial behaviors, be sure to remark on them (perhaps later in the day) and praise your child for being so helpful and cooperative.

Has your child achieved the following Cooperation developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.

Sources: This development milestone tracker is not a learning disability screening tool or test. If you have any questions related to your child's development and learning abilities, please speak to your pediatrician and care providers for guidance and resources.