Reading is important at a young age, and so are concepts that shape our children’s character. Sharing is one such concept that teaches kids about compromise and fairness so that they can make and keep friends, take turns, play cooperatively, negotiate, and cope with disappointment. Here are some great books for preschoolers about sharing.
Llama Llama Time to Share
If your child loves all the other Llama Llama books, they’ll love reading Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney. This book tells of Nelly Gnu, who is at Llama Llama’s for a playdate. The pair struggles with sharing their toys until an argument results in one of the toys breaking. The two friends then learn a big lesson in sharing.
Should I Share My Ice Cream?
Another well-loved set of characters include Gerald and Piggie, who teach kids a lot through the use of humor. Mo Willems writes Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) as a lesson in sharing for little ones. Gerald wants to share his ice cream cone with his best buddy Piggie. But Piggie isn’t around and Gerald’s cone looks so yummy. Plus, it’s starting to melt. Gerald has a big decision to make!
I Can Share
I Can Share: Children’s Books about Sharing, Emotions & Feelings takes an honest approach to the concept: the “mine” stage of development is perfectly normal. Through gentle teaching and patience, kids learn that sharing can be fun. Geared to kids ages 3-5, this is a great first story to introduce your kids to the concept that sharing is caring.
Written by 4x Caldecott Honor winner Leo Lionni, this beloved tale is about three young frogs who learn to make things work. They all live together on an island Rainbow Pond and they bicker all day long. “It’s mine!” they say, over and over again. It takes a big brown toad and a bad storm to make them realize sharing is much more fun than fighting.
Friends Ask First!
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is an inspiration from the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. This book, adapted by Alexandra Cassel and illustrated by Jason Fruchter, tells of a time when Daniel was enjoying story time with friends when he learned it’s important to always ask first before taking something away from friends.
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