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That’s MY Abacus, and (I Forgot that) I Love it!

Posted on: October 6, 2011

Sharing. What is up with it? An easy concept to understand, yet a difficult one to put into action. At least for my two year old.

So Niko’s got about a thousand toys – some of which are his favourites, some which act as secondary favourites and some which fare better as dust collectors than their actual intentioned purpose. The abacus falls in the latter category. That was until Niko’s beloved cousin Ramona showed interest in this colourful toy. At which point Niko’s passion for the abacus was ignited and his hands were the sole ones allowed (at least in his mind) to touch its favoured counters.

I’m not sure what the best strategy is for teaching successful sharing. While we are persistent in our attempts to enforce this  concept, none seem to have sunken in too well just yet. So I’m open to suggestions! What’s your secret for getting your toddler to share his precious, semi-precious and not-so-precious toys?

5 Responses to "That’s MY Abacus, and (I Forgot that) I Love it!"

Your living room looks fabulous Alli! Great work!

Ha thanks for noticing D! The renos are coming along slowly…but my inspiration is also sort of slow – as is the cash flow at times…so it all balances out! 😛

love the photos … the look of waning patience on Ramona’s face and the studious concentration on Niko’s as he “counts” says it all. sharing is hard. especially when your home has been invaded by competition for 4, count them. 4! whole days. not a bad little sharer for 2 in my opinion … by 3 he’ll have it down pat.

hahahah. perfect description carolyn!

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