The boys have been having a hard time lately with pushing and shoving when they don’t want the other to play with a toy in their possesion. I feel like I’m breaking up fights every 5 or 10 minutes. My hubby and I really want to instill the boys the value of sharing and kindness when it comes to their toys. It’s a challenge to teach them this. Right now it’s just alot of tears from the boys when they can’t have a toy the other one has. They’ll learn eventually…right???
During those those few brief moments where they sit in the same room playing peacefully but separately, it’s a blissful 10 minutes for me!
This parallel play that kids this age exhibit is so interesting. They’re not really interacting but they just sit near each other and play with different toys…somtimes trying to take the other toy from each other. I look forwad to the day when they will really start playing together. That’s a plus to having twins…instant playmate.
Right now the closest they come to “playing together” is when they start giggling and chase each other down the hallway to their bedroom. It’s so fun to watch them interact like that.
If anyone has some suggestions about fun activities for this age or techniques to help teach the boys sharing, I’d love to hear them.