Parents’ Guide to Sibling Play
What are the benefits of sibling play? Kids are with their siblings more than any other peer. Siblings motivate each other, especially when young. They help with socializing because they interact on a daily basis. Older siblings get to practice being a teacher to younger ones. Younger ones are able to learn from their older siblings. Help them play together by allowing unstructured playtime, encourage communication between them, and emphasize kindness (although arguments may be unavoidable).
Here are some benefits to sibling play:
- Fosters creativity
- Increases physical activity
- Improves conflict resolution
- Stimulates language development
- Helps children understand sympathy
Encourage siblings to play together!