"Turn-taking" is a back-and-forth interaction where each person has the opportunity to have a “turn”. This is a great introduction to sharing which is harder for young children to understand.
The skill of turn-taking is essential for establishing friendships and navigating their way through life.
Building a block tower
Set the first block in front of a child and invite them to add a block by saying – “your turn”.
Acknowledge when your child adds their first block by pausing and saying, “wow, you added a block.
You then add another block to the tower and saying “my turn”.
During this activity make sure to let the child know how much you enjoy taking turns and how proud you are of your child.
Encourage your child to let you know when your turn is next – by asking – “My turn?” That will give your child the sense of empowerment and encouragement.
For older children, you can also teach turn-taking by using a timer and/or by playing a game of cards. Older children will understand the rules of games like “Go Fish” and will have fun taking turns and laughing with everyone.
set of blocks (wooden, plastic or carboard).
you can also use other materials like rocks, boxes, etc.