First Light Early Education Program

A Community of Healthy Families

on July 1, 2017

July Virtue: Sharing

“Giving some of what I have to someone else!”

Sharing: Sharing is letting someone use what you have

Sharing  in the Classroom includes:

  • Sharing means you remember to say, “Please” and “Thank you.”
  • Sharing means we include others in our games or activities.
  • Sharing means we wait our turn to use materials and making sure that others have a chance to use them as well.

I will…

  • Remember to use “please” and “thank you.”
  • Offer to let others join me when I am playing, reading or working.
  • Wait for my friend to share with me and not take it away.

Practical Application: 3 Tips for Encouraging Sharing

  • Practice Sharing at the dinner table. Encourage thinking of others and using words like “would you like some of this?”
  • Prior to playdates, give children an opportunity to put one “special” item away. This is something that doesn’t have to be shared. This also gives children an opportunity to choose to share the rest of their toys or books.
  • Think of things that you can do for neighbors or friends. Do you have time to bake cookies and talk about how you will share some of what you’ve made with others? This is a good way for children to see you modeling sharing as an adult.


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