Bookbug Detective: Picture Books to Encourage Sharing

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My 3 year-old niece is having a difficult time learning to share with her younger sisters. She’s a very kind girl, but she has become very possessive of her toys (and her crisps, it seems!). Are there any good picture books about sharing that you can recommend?

You’re in luck! There are countless picture books on this theme, probably because what you describe with your niece is a very common problem for little ones. Books are a great way to help reinforce social skills like sharing. I’ve listed some of my favourites below:

Helping little ones learn about the importance of sharing rarely happens overnight, but hopefully one of these books will help to reinforce the message. Good luck!