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Book: GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for 3-Year-Olds
Center:

Toys & Games/Manipulatives/Table Toys/Fine Motor

Topic:

Friends

Content:

Self Help

Area:

Social-Emotional

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

Trays



Instructions:

1. When there are manipulatives to be shared, it can be hard to just dump them
into a pile and expect the children to share without a squabble. Instead of
putting them all together in a pile, place some onto separate trays and give
one to each child. Each tray is a boundary for “ownership.”
2. Another idea for sharing is to teach the children to ask, “What can I have?”
when they want to share someone else’s toys. For example, if a child wants to
play with something that another child is playing with (such as Legos), he can
ask, “What can I have?” This gives the other child a chance to select what he
will share, and given the chance to be generous, the child usually does well.


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