Like most things in life, sharing is better caught than taught. A great way to start introducing sharing to reluctant kiddos is with a good story. It’s a non-threatening method that doesn’t involve taking any of their toys away and encourages them to use their imagination to picture scenarios and anticipate their feelings. Some kid-friendly stories about sharing include Gossie (ages 2-5), That’s (Not) Mine (ages 3-6), and We Found a Hat (ages 4-8).
If your kiddo has siblings, reading stories aloud is an opportunity to show how one thing (a book) can be enjoyed while sharing it with others. Stories – on any subject! – are just one example of things that are improved by sharing!