by Dr. Caron Goode
Learning to play has two more stages which can extend into six years of age (See previous article "Teaching Kids to Share").
1, Sharing may begin in this stage of associative play. With associate play, children engage in separate activities but can exchange toys or explore each other’s area. Sometimes it appears as if kids are dancing around one another, exploring the environment. Curiosity and budding self-awareness motivate this activity, not sharing. However, parents may see it as the first stages of sharing before toys exchange hands. READ More on Sharing And Growing As A Preschooler